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 08.72 and regulations 12 AAC 48 specifically govern the practice of optometry. 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 Optometry interested parties list. Please advise us if you move or wish your name removed from the mailing list.
Board of Examiners in Optometry Statutes and Regulations AS 08.72 and regulations 12 AAC 48.
Centralized Licensing Statutes AS 08.01-08.03. Applies to all professions.
Centralized Licensing Regulations 12 AAC 02. Fees, name and address changes, examinations review, general provisions. Applies to all professions.