State Medical Board



Alaska's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program


What Prescribers and Pharmacists Need to Know about the PDMP


Starting July 17, 2017:

  • Mandatory registration by all pharmacists who dispense a federally controlled substances II, III and IV and DEA registered prescribers licensed in the State of Alaska.
  • Practitioner must review PDMP information before dispensing, prescribing, or administering a federal schedule II or III controlled substance. The exception(s) are:
    • receiving treatment in an inpatient setting;
    • at the scene of an emergency or in an ambulance;
    • in an emergency room;
    • immediately before, during, or within the first 48 hours after surgery or a medical procedure;
    • in a hospice or nursing home that has an in house pharmacy;
    • a nonrefillable prescription of a controlled substance in a quantity intended to last for not more than three days.
  • Collection of all schedule II, III, or IV controlled substances dispensed in the state; schedule V controlled substances are no longer collected.
  • Delegate access is now allowed, but with limitations; a registered pharmacist or prescriber may allow access to the PDMP by an agent or employee, who is licensed or registered under AS 08, by creating a sub-account within the PDMP under their corresponding prescriber or pharmacist account. Sign up instructions for delegates are coming soon.
  • Unsolicited reports may be provided to both prescribers and pharmacists when a patient appears to be receiving multiple Schedule II-IV prescriptions from multiple pharmacies and multiple prescribers; the current threshold is set at 5 prescribers / 5 dispensers in a 3-month period.
  • Reporting frequency of controlled substances dispensed will change to weekly.

PDMP Web Page:     Register   |   Sign In   |   Submit Data   |   Find Information

Joint Committee on Prescriptive Guidelines Report to Alaska State Legislature

Learn more about reducing addiction at:  Opioids.Alaska.Gov


Alaska Prescription Drug monitoring Program


Alaska Prescription Drug monitoring Program



Applying for a license?

  • Initial applications are currently screened within 25 days of receipt in our office.
  • Applicants will receive monthly email updates listing any expected documentation that has not been received.
  • Renewal of licensure is available online during the open renewal period. If your license has lapsed, you may download a paper application from this site.
  • The Alaska State Medical Board accepts documents provided by the Federation of State Medical Boards credentials verification service, which may speed the application processing time. Please visit the FCVS website for more information.

The State Medical Board is staffed by the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing. The board consists of five physicians, one physician assistant, and two public members. Board members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Legislature.

The Board adopts regulations to carry out the laws governing the practice of medicine 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. Meeting agendas and minutes are available from the executive administrator.

Professions Regulated by the Board

  • Osteopath
  • Paramedic
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Podiatrist

Statutes and Regulations

Alaska Statutes are passed by the Legislature. Regulations (also called the Alaska Administrative Code) are rules adopted by the board to implement, interpret, and make specific the statutes. Both statutes and regulations have the force of law.

AS 08.64 and regulations 12 AAC 40 specifically govern the practice of medicine. AS 08.01 - 08.03 and regulations 12 AAC 02 apply to all professions regulated by the division.

Proposed regulations are advertised in Alaska newspapers and we invite public comment on them. If you would like to receive notice of proposed regulations, please write to the regulations specialist and request that your name be added to the Medical interested parties list. Please advise us if you move or wish your name removed from the mailing list.


Contact Information

Direct all licensing information to:
Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
PO Box 110806, Juneau, AK 99801-0806
Phone: Phone: (907) 465-2781
E-mail: medicalboard@alaska.gov

Direct all Board communications to:
State Medical Board Executive Administrator
550 West 7th Ave., Suite 1500, Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-8163
E-mail: medicalboard@alaska.gov

Direct all investigative communications to:
Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
Investigations Unit
550 West 7th Ave., Suite 1500, Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-8437
E-mail: investigations@alaska.gov