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Alaska

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Office of Governor Dunleavy 

3rd Floor, State Capitol, Juneau, AK 99811

Website Contact Form:  https://gov.alaska.gov/contact/email-the-governor/ 

Phone: (907) 465-3500

Fax: (907) 465-3532


Governor Mike Dunleavy

Lieutenant Governor Kevin Meyer

WAYS TO CONTACT THE GOVERNOR




Office of the Attorney General KEVIN G. CLARKSON
Alaska Department of Law

1031 West 4th Avenue, Suite 200
Anchorage, AK 99501-1994
Phone: (907) 269-5100 | Fax: (907) 276-3697

Email: attorney.general@alaska.gov
Email: Attorney_General@law.state.ak.us
Website: www.law.state.ak.us




Alaska State Medical Board 

55o West 7th Ave., Suite 1500

Anchorage, AK 99501

Phone: (907) 269-8163

E-mail: medicalboard@alaska.gov

E-mail: debora.stovern@alaska.gov

Jun Maiquis, Regulations Specialist

Phone (907) 465-2537


Calendar of Medical/Pharmacy Board Meetings




Phone:  907-465-2550

Email: boardofpharmacy@alaska.gov


PHARMACY LINKS



Department of Health 

Website:  http://dhss.alaska.gov/Commissioner/Pages/Contacts/default.aspx 

Adam Crum

Commissioner

Phone: (907) 269-7800


Tony Newman

Legislative Liaison

Phone: (907) 465-1611




Department of Insurance
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1560

Anchorage, Alaska 99501-3567

Phone: (907) 269-7900

Fax: (907) 269-7910

E-Mail: insurance@alaska.gov




Prescribing Information:


  • Current limit: Seven-day initial limit (adults) and seven-day limit (minors)
  • Policy: Gov. Bill Walker (I) signed House Bill 159 into law on July 25, 2017. The legislation limits the first fill prescription of opioids to a seven day supply. Prescriptions can exceed seven days if a doctor provides a valid reason for why a longer prescription is needed. Valid reasons for an extension include logistical or travel barriers and if a patient needs more pills to manage chronic pain. The legislation also requires opioid prescription training for medical professionals.[7][8]
  • At the bill's signing ceremony, Gov. Walker made the following statement: "I introduced this legislation as a part of our multi-pronged effort to fight the opioid epidemic facing Alaska, and I’m incredibly pleased to be able to sign it today. One death resulting from opioid abuse or misuse is too many, and we must tackle this issue head-on as Alaskans. HB 159 is an example of healthcare providers, legislators, and Alaskans pulling together to build a safer state as a community. I thank Rep. Spohnholz, Sen. Micciche, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jay Butler, and countless others for all of the work put into this legislation. It is my sincere hope that lives will be changed as a result of it."[9]


STATUTES & REGULATIONS


Opioid Prescribing Regulations:

Link to Statutes.   Link to Rules

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


Controlled Substance Legislative Update – August 2017 pdmp.alaska.gov - Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development

Alaska Statutes > Chapter 11.71 - Controlled Substances - LawServer


Continuing education on opioids, pain management and addiction

New Alaska legislation requires a minimum of two hours of continuing education in pain management, opioid use and addiction (unless you do not hold a valid DEA registration). We’ve curated list of several accredited online courses that can be used to fulfill the new CME/CNE requirement.


Professionals:


Resources



Videos


Murkowski on addressing the opioid crisisPrescription Opioids: What Alaskans Need To Know – Brochure, DHSSWith Opioids, Not Sharing is Caring – Opioid PSA Message


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



Health, Medical & Civil Rights Organizations

American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska   

Email: info@acluak.org 

Phone: 907-258-0044
Phone: (907) 276-2258 
Fax: (907) 258-0288


Contact: Susan Wingrove, Anchorage
Email: akclu@akclu.org
Website:
http://www.akclu.org/



Alaska Medical Association

4107 Laurel Street • Anchorage, Alaska 99508 

Phone: (907) 562-0304 • Fax: (907) 561-2063

Email: asma@asmadocs.org



Alaska Pain Society

Website:  http://www.asipp.org/states/Alaska.html 

Christopher M. Gay, MD

Alaska Center for Pain Relief

3851 Piper St, Suite U464

Anchorage AK 99508

Email: christophergaymd@gmail.com





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