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Alaska Board of Nursing

Public Notice:

Proposed Regulations Changes

The Board of Nursing proposes to update various regulations relating to initial licensure or certification requirements, courtesy license, and remove obsolete provisions.

Written comments deadline: 4:30 p.m. on October 8, 2020

WARNING:
Callers Posing as Law Enforcement

The State of Alaska DCCED Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing is warning the public and professional licensees about criminals posing as Professional Board investigators or other law enforcement personnel as part as an scheme to defraud professional licensees. The licensees targeted in this scheme are those who hold a healthcare license and a DEA registration.

The criminals will call the victims (who in most cases are professional licensees in the State of Alaska), and advise them that their professional license is suspended because they are suspected of drug trafficking on the Texas-Mexico Border or some other location. They will further inform the licensee’s that they are the main suspect of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) drug trafficking investigation. The licensee’s professional license number and DEA registration number will be verified by the criminal asking the victim a series of questions. Impersonators will generally threaten the victim with arrest and to serve time in jail if they do not cooperate with the “investigation” and agree to pay a fine or bond.

The State of Alaska DCCED/CBPL Investigations unit will never call a member of the public or a licensee demanding money. Anyone receiving a telephone call from a person purporting to be a State of Alaska Professional Licensing Board Investigator or other law enforcement official seeking money should refuse the demand and report the contact to the FBI, DEA, their local law enforcement agency or contact the Division Investigations Unit at 907-269-8124 or email investigations@alaska.gov.

Public Notice:

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

On May 6, 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 establishing standards for the practice of telehealth by an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). The emergency regulation took effect on May 7, 2020 and will expire September 3, 2020 unless made permanent.

On July 13, 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 August 20, 2020. Please click HERE to see the filed permanent regulations.

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

Licensed Practical Nurse
It is Time to Renew Your License!

Click Here to Renew Online

Valid License Numbers Contain Either:

6 numbers
OR
4 letters + at least 1 number

If you have an alpha-numeric license number, you must enter all of the characters in order to renew online. EXAMPLE: ABCD1234

MY LICENSE Online Renewal

Please use our convenient MY LICENSE online renewal application. In most cases your license will be renewed immediately. Due to a heavy volume of renewal activities, processing time for renewal applications received by mail may take up to 4-6 weeks.

If you have not registered, follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit the MY LICENSE customer home page at: ProfessionalLicense.Alaska.Gov/MYLICENSE
  2. If you have an existing myAlaska account, enter your account information. If not, please create an account. You will be redirected to the MY LICENSE customer home page.
  3. Under Access an Existing License, enter your license number and Web Authorization Code, if one has been provided. This information is on your renewal notice.
  4. To renew your license, simply select the license you wish to renew from the Professional Licensing section.

Telehealth Notice:

On May 6, 2020, the Board of Nursing adopted, as an emergency regulation, changes in 12 AAC 44.770, .925, and .990, dealing with standards of practice for telehealth. The emergency regulation took effect on May 7, 2020 and will expire September 3, 2020. The Board intends to make the emergency regulation permanent. Please click HERE to see the filed emergency regulation version.

2020 RN/LPN License Renewal Requirements:

On May 6 the Alaska State Board of Nursing per authority of SB241 Sec. 6 (b)(2) decreased the 2020 license renewal requirement to provide 30 hours of continuing education to 15 hours of continuing education for both licensed practical nurses and registered nurses. The Board also waived the professional activity hours under audit requirements of 12 AAC 44.610.- 12 AAC 44.620. for the September 30, 2020 and November 30, 2020, license renewal.

For guidance on this topic visit the CBPL COVID-19 Information Page.

Temporary Permits & Courtesy Licenses:

On April 16, 2020, the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing adopted, as an emergency regulation, changes in 12 AAC 02.280 regarding waiving the temporary permit and courtesy license fees for LPNs, RNs, and APRNs. Please click HERE to see the filed emergency regulation version.

Nurse Aide Certification Renewal Date Extension:

On March 20, 2020, the Board of Nursing adopted, as an emergency regulation, changes in 12 AAC 44.815, Issuance and renewal of certification. The emergency regulation deals with extension of the biennial nurse aide certification (CNA) renewal date. The CNA expiration renewal date has been extended to July 23, 2020 to allow healthcare worker availability during this public health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The emergency regulation changes were filed by the Lieutenant Governor on March 26, 2020, and takes effect immediately. Please click HERE to see the filed emergency regulation version.

COVID-19 Fee Notice:

The division director has determined that license fees will not be increased during the COVID-19 emergency. If you have comments or questions about this decision, please email regulationsandpubliccomment@alaska.gov.

Alaska Board of Nursing Mission:

The mission of the Alaska Board of Nursing is to actively promote and protect the health of the citizens of Alaska through the safe and effective practice of nursing as defined by law.

The Board adopts regulations to carry out the laws governing the practice of Nursing and the work of Nurse Aides 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.

We encourage you to review and use the various options presented on this website.

Board of Nursing Discipline Database:

The Board of Nursing Disciplinary Actions are now available to view online!

Board of Nursing Advisory Opinions:

The Board of Nursing Advisory Opinions are now available to view online!

Board of Nursing Listserv:

Subscribe to the Alaska Board of Nursing electronic mailing list and receive:

  • meeting agendas
  • meeting minutes
  • position statements
  • notice of regulation changes

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