Board of Pharmacy

Statement of Purpose

It is the purpose of this board to promote, preserve, and protect the public health, safety, and welfare by and through the effective control and regulation of the practice of pharmacy.

The Board of Pharmacy is staffed by the Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing. The board consists of five pharmacists and two public members. Board members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Legislature.

The board adopts regulations to carry out laws governing pharmacy practice in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary actions against people who violate licensing laws. The board meets three times a year and offers a public comment period at each meeting. Meeting agendas and minutes are available from the licensing examiner and will be posted to this website once prepared.

News Items

  • October is American Pharmacists Month!
    American Pharmacists Month is a time to recognize the significant contributions to health care and the commitment to patient care by pharmacists in all practice settings nationwide. During this time, consumers are encouraged to consider the theme, “Know Your Pharmacist – Know Your Medicine.” Pharmacists are highly trained health care professionals who play a critical role in patient care. As aging patients increasingly rely on multiple prescription drugs to manage chronic ailments, it is more important than ever that they have a trusted resource. More information about American Pharmacists month is available on the American Pharmacists Association website.

  • REGULATORY ALERT! Hydrocodone Combination Products Moving to Schedule II - make sure your pharmacy is prepared. The DEA's final rule on rescheduling hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) into Controlled Substance Schedule II takes effect October 6. For more information visit the DEA's reclassification of hydrocodone containing products web page.

  • New Information for the Alaska Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. Please visit our AKPDMP web page to view the new information under Instructions.

  • Legal Opinion Issued 4/17/12 Regarding: License Requirements for Individual Pharmacists Working for Tribal Health Programs.

  • DEA Finalizes Rule to Schedule Tramadol, effective August 18, 2014.

Professions Regulated by the Board

  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacist Intern
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Pharmacy
  • Out-of-State Pharmacy
  • Drug Room
  • Wholesale Drug Distributor

National Organizations

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

Contact Information

Donna Bellino, Licensing Examiner
Telephone: (907) 465-2589
Fax: (907) 465-2974
E-mail: donna.bellino@alaska.gov
Address: P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806