State Medical Board


Public Notices

Gov. Walker’s Plan to Address Alaska’s Opioid Epidemic
Governor Walker Thanks Legislature for Helping Build a Safer Alaska

SB 79 and HB 159 Introduce Strategies to Address Opioid Epidemic
Please review the following documents and links pertaining to these active legislative proposals. The governor is eager to hear your thoughts on these proposals. If you have questions or concerns about the content of the bills or the educational documents provided below, please email them to sara.chambers@alaska.gov, who will forward them to the administration.


Applying for a license?

  • Initial applications are currently screened within 25 days of receipt in our office.
  • Applicants will receive monthly email updates listing any expected documentation that has not been received.
  • Renewal of licensure is available online during the open renewal period. If your license has lapsed, you may download a paper application from this site.
  • The Alaska State Medical Board accepts documents provided by the Federation of State Medical Boards credentials verification service, which may speed the application processing time. Please visit the FCVS website for more information.

The State Medical Board is staffed by the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing. The board consists of five physicians, one physician assistant, and two public members. Board members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Legislature.

The Board adopts regulations to carry out the laws governing the practice of medicine in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary action against people who violate the licensing laws. The board meets four times a year and offers a public comment period at each meeting. Meeting agendas and minutes are available from the executive administrator.

Professions Regulated by the Board

  • Osteopath
  • Paramedic
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Podiatrist

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 08.64 and regulations 12 AAC 40 specifically govern the practice of medicine. 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 Medical interested parties list. Please advise us if you move or wish your name removed from the mailing list.


Contact Information

Direct all licensing information to:
Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
PO Box 110806, Juneau, AK 99801-0806
Phone: Phone: (907) 465-2781
E-mail: medicalboard@alaska.gov

Direct all Board communications to:
State Medical Board Executive Administrator
550 West 7th Ave., Suite 1500, Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-8163
E-mail: medicalboard@alaska.gov

Direct all investigative communications to:
Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
Investigations Unit
550 West 7th Ave., Suite 1500, Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-8437
E-mail: investigations@alaska.gov


Licensing Examiners
Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
PO Box 110806, Juneau, AK 99801-0806
Phone: (907) 465-2781
Fax: (907) 465-2974
E-mail: medicalboard@alaska.gov

  • Physicians (MD, DO, DPM) whose last name begins with the letters A through I
    Licensing Examiner: Tracy Lazaro
    Phone: (907) 465-2756
    E-mail: td.lazaro@alaska.gov
  • Physicians (MD, DO, DPM) whose last name begins with the letters J through Q
    Licensing Examiner: Dawn Hannasch
    Phone: (907) 465-3811
    E-mail: dawn.hannasch@alaska.gov
  • Physicians (MD, DO, DPM) whose last name begins with the letters R through Z
    Licensing Examiner: Olena Ziuba
    Phone: (907) 465-2781
    E-mail: olena.ziuba@alaska.gov
  • Physician Assistant or Paramedics
    Licensing Examiner: Chelsea Childress
    Phone: (907) 465-2551
    E-mail: chelsea.childress@alaska.gov