Board of Pharmacy


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.


Please visit our AKPDMP web page for updated information:

AKPDMP Web Page

SB74 FAQ


Amended Advisory Statement: Immunizations

Senate Bill 71 "An Act relating to the practice of pharmacy, and relating to the administration of vaccines and related emergency medications" became law effective August 9, 2015. Any pharmacist administering vaccinations or related emergency medications will no longer be required to have a collaborative practice agreement on file with the Board of Pharmacy.

Before a pharmacist may administer a human vaccine or related emergency medications to a patient who does not have immunization contraindications pursuant to the latest recommendations by the CDC, or other qualified government authority, or manufacturer’s package insert, or to any patient under a prescription drug order issued by a prescriber, the pharmacist must

  1. successfully complete a course accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) or a comparable course for pediatric, adolescent, and adult immunization practices that includes:
    1. basic immunology, vaccine, and immunization protection;
    2. diseases that may be prevented by vaccination or immunization;
    3. current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) immunization schedules;
    4. vaccine and immunization storage and management;
    5. informed consent;
    6. physiology and techniques for administration of immunizations;
    7. pre-immunization and post-immunization assessment and counseling;
    8. immunization reporting and records management; and
    9. identification response, documentation, and reporting of adverse events.

The board is currently drafting regulations, beyond training, to establish standards for vaccine administration.

For vaccine billing reasons, the Board of Pharmacy will continue to approve collaborative practice agreements but is not a requirement for administering vaccines or related emergency medications.

As a reminder to those pharmacists choosing to administer vaccines, as of December 29, 2013, regulation 7 AAC 27.650 requires all immunizations given by health care providers to report them to VacTrAK within 14 days of administration. For additional information, support, and enrollment please visit https://vactrak.alaska.gov/iweb


Statement of Purpose

It is the purpose of this board to promote, preserve, and protect the public health, safety, and welfare by and through the effective control and regulation of the practice of pharmacy.

The Board of Pharmacy is staffed by the Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing. The board consists of five pharmacists and two public members. Board members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Legislature.

The board adopts regulations to carry out laws governing pharmacy practice in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary actions against people who violate licensing laws. The board meets three times a year and offers a public comment period at each meeting. Meeting agendas and minutes are available from the licensing examiner and will be posted to this website once prepared.


Professions Regulated by the Board

  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacist Intern
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Pharmacy
  • Out-of-State Pharmacy
  • Drug Room
  • Wholesale Drug Distributor

National Organizations

National organizations may provide information on the regulation of pharmacy practice in other states.


Contact Information

Donna Bellino, Licensing Examiner
Telephone: (907) 465-2589
Fax: (907) 465-2974
E-mail: donna.bellino@alaska.gov
Address: P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806

For interns and pharmacy technicians only

Mary Sikes
Phone: 907-465-3142
Fax: 907-465-2974
mary.sikes@alaska.gov