State Medical Board

Proposed Changes in Regulations

The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 12, Chapter 02 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with occupational licensing fees related to the State Medical Board

The State Medical Board proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 12, Chapter 40 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with postgraduate training and active duty military service, and exemptions for persons who practice in an Alaska tribal health program

The public may comment on the proposed regulation changes, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments by mail, fax, or e-mail to the division's Regulations Specialist. Public comment due no later than April 10, 2014, at 4:30 p.m.

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.

License Renewal Forms

Online renewal of medical licenses is no longer available.  You may download a renewal application from the Applications & Forms page.

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

To file a complaint or to contact our investigations unit:

Executive Administrator
Debora Stovern
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1500
Anchorage, AK 99501-3567
Phone: 907/269-8163
Fax: 907/269-8196

Licensing Examiners

  • Holly Kuhn (A-K)
    P.O. Box 110806
    Juneau AK 99811-0806
    Phone: 907/465-2756
    Fax: 907/465-2974
  • Dawn Hannasch (L – Z)
    P.O. Box 110806
    Juneau AK 99811-0806
    Phone: 907/465-2541
    Fax: 907/465-2974