Board of Pharmacy


Alaska's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program


FAQ: Pharmacist Responsibilities and the PDMP


Starting July 17, 2017:

  • Mandatory registration by all pharmacists who dispense a federally controlled substances II, III and IV and DEA registered prescribers licensed in the State of Alaska.
  • Practitioner must review PDMP information before dispensing, prescribing, or administering a federal schedule II or III controlled substance. The exception(s) are:
    • receiving treatment in an inpatient setting;
    • at the scene of an emergency or in an ambulance;
    • in an emergency room;
    • immediately before, during, or within the first 48 hours after surgery or a medical procedure;
    • in a hospice or nursing home that has an in house pharmacy;
    • a nonrefillable prescription of a controlled substance in a quantity intended to last for not more than three days.
  • Collection of all schedule II, III, or IV controlled substances dispensed in the state; schedule V controlled substances are no longer collected.
  • Delegate access is now allowed, but with limitations; a registered pharmacist or prescriber may allow access to the PDMP by an agent or employee, who is licensed or registered under AS 08, by creating a sub-account within the PDMP under their corresponding prescriber or pharmacist account. Sign up instructions for delegates are coming soon.
  • Unsolicited reports may be provided to both prescribers and pharmacists when a patient appears to be receiving multiple Schedule II-IV prescriptions from multiple pharmacies and multiple prescribers; the current threshold is set at 5 prescribers / 5 dispensers in a 3-month period.
  • Reporting frequency of controlled substances dispensed will change to weekly.

PDMP Web Page:     Register   |   Sign In   |   Submit Data   |   Find Information

Joint Committee on Prescriptive Guidelines Report to Alaska State Legislature

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Alaska Prescription Drug monitoring Program


Alaska Prescription Drug monitoring Program



Public Notices


On March 3, 2017, the Board of Pharmacy adopted the following regulation changes in Title 12, Chapter 52 of the Alaska Administrative Code:

12 AAC 52.120 Review of Pharmacist Intern License Application
12 AAC 52.210 Pharmacist Duties
12 AAC 52.320 Continuing Education Requirements for Pharmacists
12 AAC 52.400 General Guidelines for Pharmacies – Facility Standards
12 AAC 52.450 Prescription Drug Order Records
12 AAC 52.460 Prescription Drug Order Information
12 AAC 52.500 Transfer of a Prescription Drug Order
12 AAC 52.585 Mandatory Patient Counseling
12 AAC 52.992 Independent Administration of Vaccines and Related Emergency Medications

The regulation changes were reviewed and approved by the Department of Law, signed and filed by the Lieutenant Governor on June 9, 2017, and will go into effect on July 9, 2017.

Click HERE for a copy of the filed version of the regulations.

The new regulation changes will be printed in Register 223, October 2017 of the Alaska Administrative Code and the updated version of the Statute and Regulation book will be available on the Board website when the regulations become effective.


Statement of Purpose

It is the purpose of this board to promote, preserve, and protect the public health, safety, and welfare by and through the effective control and regulation of the practice of pharmacy.

The Board of Pharmacy is staffed by the Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing. The board consists of five pharmacists and two public members. Board members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Legislature.

The board adopts regulations to carry out laws governing pharmacy practice in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary actions against people who violate licensing laws. The board meets three times 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.


Professions Regulated by the Board

  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacist Intern
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Pharmacy
  • Out-of-State Pharmacy
  • Drug Room
  • Wholesale Drug Distributor

National Organizations

National organizations may provide information on the regulation of pharmacy practice in other states.


Contact Information

Donna Bellino, Licensing Examiner
Telephone: (907) 465-2589
Fax: (907) 465-2974
E-mail: donna.bellino@alaska.gov
Address: P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806

For interns and pharmacy technicians only

Mary Sikes
Phone: 907-465-3142
Fax: 907-465-2974
mary.sikes@alaska.gov