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Nurse Aide Registry

Public Notice:

Notice of Adopted Changes to the Regulations of the Board of Nursing

On March 20, 2020, the Board of Nursing adopted, as an emergency regulation, changes in Title 12, Chapter 44 of the Alaska Administrative Code. The emergency regulations concern biennial certification of nurse aides, making the renewal date requirements more flexible to ensure that enough certified nurse aides are available during the COVID-19 pandemic. The emergency regulation took effect on March 26, 2020 and will expire July 23, 2020 unless made permanent.

On May 6, 2020, the Board of Nursing adopted the emergency regulation changes to be made permanent. The permanent emergency regulation changes were reviewed and approved by the Department of Law, signed and filed by the Lieutenant Governor (or designee) on July 9, 2020. Please click HERE to see the filed permanent emergency regulations.

The new regulation changes will be printed in Register 235, October 2020 of the Alaska Administrative Code.

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 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.

Renewal Application

Certification Information

Applications for Certification

Applications may be held in pending status for up to a year (after a year, a new form, fingerprint card and fees may be required). Applications inactive for more than a year are considered abandoned.

Fingerprint Information

Training Program

Nurse Aide Training Program Application

Nurse Aide Abuse Registry

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 08.68 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.

Contact Information

David Worrell, Licensing Examiner
david.worrell@alaska.gov
Phone:(907) 269-8169
Fax: (907) 269-8196
550 W. 7th Avenue., Suite 1500
Anchorage, AK 99501-3567