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 email@example.com, who will forward them to the administration.
Please visit our AKPDMP web page for updated information:
AKPDMP Web Page
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
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
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.
National organizations may provide information on the regulation of pharmacy practice in other states.
Donna Bellino, Licensing Examiner
Telephone: (907) 465-2589
Fax: (907) 465-2974
Address: P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
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