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Alaska Board of Pharmacy

Public Notice:

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

On February 19, 2021, the Board of Pharmacy adopted regulation changes in Title 12, Chapter 52 of the Alaska Administrative Code. The regulations refine the requirements for registration with the prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) controlled substance prescription database, to clarify that a “prescriber” --i.e., an advanced practice registered nurse, a physician, a veterinarian, or a dentist --would be required to register within 30 days after initial licensure or registration with the DEA, whichever is later; and to clarify the requirements for registration by pharmacists before dispensing schedule II, III, or IV controlled substances under federal law, in particular clarifying the mechanism for out-of-state pharmacists to obtain a registration exemption and for those same pharmacists to meet registration requirements before dispensing controlled substances in this state.
The regulation changes were reviewed and approved by the Department of Law, signed and filed by the Lieutenant Governor (or designee) on April 6, 2021, and will go into effect on May 6, 2021.
Please click HERE to see the filed version of the regulations.
The new regulation changes will be printed in Register 238, July 2021 of the Alaska Administrative Code.

Due to multiple recent vacancies on staff and increased COVID-related workloads, we are currently unable to return calls and emails within our normal processing times. Our primary focus is on reviewing and issuing licenses at the moment. If you have applied for licensure, please check the online portal ( MY LICENSE) for real-time updates on the progress of your application. Answers to most other questions can be located using the links on the right hand side of the page. Thank you for your patience while we attend to these priorities, and we will respond as soon as possible.

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.

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.

COVID-19 MANDATES AND GUIDANCE:

The governor has issued a mandate or the board has issued guidance for this program.

Please click here to read how this may affect you.

The Board of Pharmacy “the board” 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 licensees who violate laws under AS 08, 12 AAC 52, and other applicable laws. The board is required to meet at least three (3) times a year, all of which may be held via teleconference or videoconference. Though not required, a public comment period may be on the agenda if appropriately published. Meeting agendas and minutes are available from the board’s executive administrator and will be posted to this website once prepared. Draft minutes are typically available within 10 days subsequent to a meeting while final minutes are typically posted within 3-4 months.

Professions Regulated by the Board

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

New Applications Available!

Visit our Applications & Forms Page to view the new applications for non-resident wholesale drug distributors, outsourcing facilities, and third-party logistics providers.

For more information, please visit this New License Types FAQs document.

Pharmacy ListServ

You may subscribe to the PHA Board electronic mailing list. You will receive agendas, minutes and other Board-related materials. You may cancel your subscription at any time.

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National Organizations

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

Contact Information

Laura Carrillo, Executive Administrator
Telephone: (907) 465-1073
Email: Laura.Carrillo@Alaska.Gov
Address: P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806

Facilities ONLY:

  • Out-of-state pharmacy
  • In-state wholesale drug distributors
  • Non-resident wholesale drug distributors
  • Outsourcing facilities
  • Third-party logistics providers

Heather Noe, Licensing Examiner
Telephone: (907) 465-2589
Email: BoardOfPharmacy@Alaska.Gov
Address: P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806

Pharmacists/Interns/Technicians ONLY:

Tracy Wiard, Licensing Examiner
Telephone: (907) 465-2695
Email: BoardOfPharmacy@Alaska.Gov
Address: P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806