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 08.13 and regulations 12 AAC 09 specifically govern the practice of barbering, hairdressing, esthetics, tattoo and permanent cosmetic coloring, and body piercing. 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 wish to be added to the "Interested Parties List" in order to receive official notification of proposed regulation changes, you must send your request to the Regulations Specialist, Jun Maiquis at (907) 465-2537, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, mailing address (not email address), and the occupational area in which you are interested.