Board of Veterinary Examiners


Alaska's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program


What Prescribers and Pharmacists Need to Know about 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.

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 seven-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.


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

Joint Committee on Prescriptive Guidelines Report to Alaska State Legislature

Learn more about reducing addiction at:  Opioids.Alaska.Gov


Alaska Prescription Drug monitoring Program


Alaska Prescription Drug monitoring Program



The Board of Veterinary Examiners is staffed by the Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing. The Board consists of four veterinarians 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 veterinary 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.


Public Notice

  • Proposed Regulations Changes
  • Notice of Proposed Changes to Licensing and Application for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians

    Written comments deadline: 5:00 p.m. on September 11, 2017


Important Notice Regarding Telemedicine:

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.


Professions Regulated by the Board

  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinary Technician

License Applications


License Renewal Applications


Miscellaneous Forms


Statutes and Regulations

Alaska Statutes are passed by the legislature. Regulations (also called the Alaska Administrative Code) are rules adopted by the board to implement, interpret, and make specific the statutes. Both statutes and regulations have the force of law.

AS 08.98 and regulations 12 AAC 68 specifically govern veterinary practice. AS 08.01 - 08.03 and regulations 12 AAC 02 apply to all professions regulated by the division.

Proposed regulations are advertised in Alaska newspapers and we invite public comment on them. If you would like to receive notice of proposed regulations, please write to the regulations specialist and request that your name be added to the Veterinary interested parties list. Please advise us if you move or wish your name removed from the mailing list.


National Organizations

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

American Associaton of Veterinary State Boards

380 West 22nd Street Suite 101
Kansas City, MO 64108
Telephone: (877) 698-8482
Fax: (877) 931-1604
Website: aavsb.org
E-mail: aavsb@aavsb.org


Contact Information

Virginia Geary, Licensing Examiner
Telephone: (907) 465-2695
Fax: (907) 465-2974
Email: virginia.geary@alaska.gov
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806