Alaska statutes prohibit unlicensed practice. Specifically, AS 08.68.360 states that the practice of professional or practical nursing for compensation by a person who is not licensed, or whose license is suspended, or revoked, or expired, is declared to be inimical to the public welfare and to constitute a public nuisance.
All CNA renewals have ended as of 03/31/17. You must now submit a reinstatement application.
Certification of nurse aides and maintenance of the nurse aide abuse registry are responsibilities of the Board of Nursing. The board also makes final certification decisions and takes disciplinary action against nurse aides who violate the law. The Nurse Aide Registry Program is staffed by the Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing.
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 08.68 and regulations 12 AAC 44 specifically govern the practice of nursing and certified nurse aides. 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 Board of Nursing interested parties list. Please advise us if you move or wish your name removed from the mailing list.
David Worrell, Licensing Examiner
(907) 269-8196 (fax)
550 W. 7th Avenue., Suite 1500
Anchorage, AK 99501-3567