New State Law Provides Flexibility in Recruiting Physicians to Arkansas

CEO Chad Aduddell and neurosurgeon Dr. Ali Krisht attended a bill signing with Gov. Asa Hutchinson at the Capitol in April. The governor praised new legislation that helps recruit talent to the state and strengthen medical institutions. Under the previous law, physicians in academic settings were required to be affiliated with a specific in-state institution to be licensed. The new law allows for teaching professionals to be affiliated or under the supervision of other accredited programs.

“To be known as the destination for anyone considering treatment for neurological problems, you need to have the structure that we are developing into, the skills that we already have and the need to expand to attract those physicians who want to be in an academic environment,” said Dr.  Krisht, who is a faculty member at CHI-affiliated Creighton University in Nebraska.

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