On June 21, 2016, Governor Walker signed in to law SB74, which immediately enacted the state’s new Telemedicine Business Registry. The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development’s Professional Licensing Section established regulations for the telemedicine business registry, where the program is administratively housed and maintained. Included on this website, you’ll find applications pertaining to the Telemedicine Business Registry (TBR), a TBR informational packet, Frequently Asked Questions, and regulations relevant to this registry. All businesses engaged in or planning to engage in telemedicine services must register with the our Department.
Please note, telemedicine and telehealth services are often used synonymously, however, the definition of telemedicine services is given in general government statute, AS 44.33.381 and is provided below for your reference:
"Telemedicine services" means the delivery of health care services using the transfer of medical data through audio, visual, or data communications that are performed over two or more locations by a provider who is physically separated from the recipient of the health care services.
Access the Telemedicine Business Registry:
Access the TBR Informational Packet:
The registry can be accessed using the Professional License Search tool located here.
You must select "Telemedicine Business Registry" under the Program drop-down menu and enter the DBA name for the business you are searching for.
Any business providing telemedicine services, defined in AS 44.33.381 as: "the delivery of health care services using the transfer of medical data through audio, visual, or data communications that are performed over two or more locations by a provider who is physically separated from the recipient of the health care services" is required to fill out form #08-4694 provided by the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development.
My business engages in telemedicine/telehealth services for more than one health care profession, but the telemedicine business registry application states to only indicate the three-digit code for the primary profession. Do I need to fill out separate applications for each health care service we provide through distance services?
No, one registration is sufficient to cover all health care services your business provides, however, only the board or program for the health care profession you indicate on the application will receive the revenue from the $50.00 application fee.
I own an Alaska business license and I and/or my employees engage or plan to engage in telemedicine/telehealth services. Does my business qualify for placement on the registry?
Yes, as long as you hold a current Alaska business license, you qualify for placement on the telemedicine business registry.
I am a corporation and am already registered with Alaska DCCED’s Corporations Section. Do I still need a business license to apply for placement on the telemedicine business registry?
Yes, corporations that employ licensed professionals who engage in or plan to engage in telemedicine/telehealth services must obtain a valid Alaska business license through the Business Licensing Section.
I am a licensed professional in Alaska and I engage or plan to engage in telemedicine/telehealth services. Am I required to submit an application for placement on the Telemedicine Business Registry?
Individuals (licensees) do not apply for placement on the telemedicine registry as the registry is for businesses, not licensees. If you plan to or are already engaged in the practice of telemedicine/telehealth services, you must adhere to all statutes and regulations specific to the board or program under which you hold a professional license. Please visit the board or program’s website and contact the assigned occupational licensing examiner for questions specifically related to scope of practice.
Visit the Business Licensing Section at:
I am an out-of-state business that holds a contract with an Alaska-licensed business and our employees provide or plan to provide telemedicine/telehealth services for Alaska-based clients. Am I required to register?
Yes. Your business must obtain an Alaska business license if you provide telemedicine services to Alaska-based clients.
Generally, applications may take 1-4 weeks to process. You will receive a letter in the mail as well as a courtesy email status update (if an email address is provided) as soon as your application has been reviewed and/or your registration has been issued.
No, there are no exemptions for business that will be or are providing telemedicine/telehealth services to Alaska-based clients. Business corporations, cooperative corporations, non-profit agencies, religious organizations, and veteran clinics must obtain a valid Alaska business license if telemedicine services will be or are being provided. Boards or programs, however, may have exemptions for professional licenses. Please contact the assigned occupational licensing examiner for the profession of interest if you have questions about exemptions.
No, there are no requirements for renewal. Once a business has been placed on the registry, the effective date is issued as "perpetual" and the business remains on the registry indefinitely or until a representative of the business submits a registry removal form #08-4727.
Submit Change form #08-4722 to the Professional Licensing Section along with a $50.00 payment.
There is currently not a way to search for a comprehensive list of individuals who are presently engaged in telemedicine services using the Professional License Search tool, however, if you are the representative who has submitted an application on behalf of the business and also hold a professional license, the Records & Licensing Supervisor has automatically updated your license file to indicate “Telemedicine” as a specialty designation at the time of initial application processing. This specialty designation will appear if using the professional license search, but you must request a duplicate license to receive a hardcopy document reflecting your telemedicine specialty.
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.
The Application for Telemedicine Business Registration is authorized by AS 44.33.381.
Licensees are responsible for knowledge of all statutes and regulations pertaining to their profession. AS 08.01-08.03 and 12 AAC 02 apply to all professions regulated by the division.
If you would like to receive notice of all proposed regulation changes for your program, please send a request in writing with your name, preferred contact method (mail or email), and the program you want to be updated on to:
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0806
Telephone: (907) 465-2691
Fax: (907) 465-2974
Address: P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806