On May 17th, 2016, a press release was issued notifying the public that Senate Bill 69 was signed by Governor Walker. This will result in changes to the chiropractic statutes and regulations to allow employment of nationally certified chiropractic assistants, interns, and preceptors by licensed chiropractors. The bill also allows chiropractors to perform physical examinations for school and sports programs, and includes a requirement of the Board to increase the penalty for unlicensed practice. Please continue to check this website as well as the chiropractic statutes and regulations for changes relevant to this profession and scope of practice.
An applicant applying for a chiropractic license by examination or credentials is required by 12 AAC 16.030(7) or 12 AAC 16.033(10), respectively to submit an official criminal background check from all states in which an applicant has ever been licensed and from the primary residence state. Please note the following:
In the interest of the public safety the Board of Chiropractic Examiners:
The Board will seek maximum penalties of unlicensed chiropractic physicians, including those who have an inactive, retired, lapsed or expired license and are providing chiropractic care in Alaska. Any licensed chiropractic physician who is found violating any statute or regulation pertaining to the practice of chiropractic in Alaska will be subject to disciplinary actions as deemed appropriate by the Board and this Department.
Aiko Zaguirre, Licensing Examiner
Phone: (907) 465-2588
Fax: (907) 465-2974
PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806