On July 26, legislation was enacted that will change the Board of Optometry Statutes. Section 2 of the bill has a retroactive effective date of July 17, 2017, while the rest of the bill is effective on October 24, 2017. You can read the text of the bill here.
What does this legislation do?
What Prescribers and Pharmacists Need to Know about the PDMP
Starting July 17, 2017:
HB 159 was passed by the legislature in June. When signed by the governor, it will require documentation in the medical record of the indication for a new opioid prescriptions for a greater than a four-day supply. This law will become effective immediately upon the governor’s signature, so please check back here for further updates. You can read the text of the bill here.
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Joint Committee on Prescriptive Guidelines Report to Alaska State Legislature
Learn more about reducing addiction at: Opioids.Alaska.Gov
Following SB74, businesses engaged in the practice of telemedicine are required to register for placement on the Telemedicine Business Registry (TBR) through the Professional Licensing Section. Please click HERE to access the application and additional information regarding the registry. Please note that the application is for businesses rather than individual licensees to register; if you have any questions regarding scope of practice requirements or limitations regarding telemedicine, please contact the Board or program’s Occupational Licensing Examiner.
The Board of Examiners in Optometry is staffed by the Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing. The Board consists of four optometrists and one public member. Board members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Legislature.
The board adopts regulations to carry out laws governing the practice of optometry in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary actions against people who violate licensing laws. The Board meets once a year and offers a public comment period at each meeting. Meeting agendas and minutes are available from the licensing examiner and will be posted to this website once prepared.
The licensing process may take up to six weeks after all information is received.
Patricia Lonergan, Licensing Examiner
Phone: (907) 465-1037
Fax: (907) 465-2974
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806