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Regulation of Nursing Home Administrators

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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.

Important Notice Regarding Required Examinations:

Attention Exam Candidates and Prospective Examinees: The National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) has transitioned its examinations to a new structure where online applications must be filed through the new online application system, Clarus. Examinees for licensure as a licensed nursing home administrator will need to pass a 110-item “core of knowledge” section and a 55-item line of service section that are administered through PSI services. NAB’s examinations test for entry-level knowledge in long term care administration. The Nursing Home Administrator Exam (NHA) has been developed and administered by NAB for decades and is taken by over 2,000 candidates across the nation annually.

All applicants seeking first-time licensure via examination in Alaska must first submit an initial application (form 08-4020) to the Department to request approval to apply for the NHA Examination.

Click HERE for NAB's Candidate Handbook.

The Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing staffs the nursing home administrator program. The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development adopts regulations to carry out laws governing nursing home administrators in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary actions against people who violate licensing laws.

For information on Assisted Living Homes or Facilities, please visit the State of Alaska Department of Health & Social Services website.

Regulated Professions

  • Nursing Home Administrator

License 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 department to implement, interpret, and make specific the statutes. Both statutes and regulations have the force of law.

AS 08.70 and regulations 12 AAC 46 specifically apply to nursing home administrators. 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 Nursing Home Administrators 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 nursing home administrators in other states.

Contact Information

Licensing Examiner: Dawn Hannasch
Email: dawn.hannasch@alaska.gov
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
Phone: (907) 465-2543
Fax: (907) 465-2974