Bill Text 30th Legislature
- Session Laws
00 Enrolled HB 280
01 Extending the termination date of the Board of Marital and Family Therapy; relating to the
02 State Medical Board; relating to the licensing of physicians, osteopaths, and podiatrists;
03 relating to the practice of medicine; relating to the practice of podiatry; relating to the practice
04 of osteopathy; and providing for an effective date.
06 * Section 1. AS 08.03.010(c)(11) is amended to read:
07 (11) Board of Marital and Family Therapy (AS 08.63.010) - June 30,
08 2026 ;
09 * Sec. 2. AS 08.64.101 is amended to read:
10 Sec. 08.64.101. Duties. The board shall
11 (1) except as provided in regulations adopted by the board under
12 (b) of this section, examine and issue licenses to applicants;
13 (2) develop written guidelines to ensure that licensing requirements are
14 not unreasonably burdensome and the issuance of licenses is not unreasonably
01 withheld or delayed;
02 (3) after a hearing, impose disciplinary sanctions on persons who
03 violate this chapter or the regulations or orders of the board;
04 (4) adopt regulations ensuring that renewal of licenses is contingent on
05 proof of continued competency on the part of the licensee;
06 (5) under regulations adopted by the board, contract with private
07 professional organizations to establish an impaired medical professionals program to
08 identify, confront, evaluate, and treat persons licensed under this chapter who abuse
09 alcohol, other drugs, or other substances or are mentally ill or cognitively impaired;
10 (6) adopt regulations that establish guidelines for a physician who is
11 rendering a diagnosis, providing treatment, or prescribing, dispensing, or
12 administering a prescription drug to a person without conducting a physical
13 examination under AS 08.64.364; the guidelines must include a nationally recognized
14 model policy for standards of care of a patient who is at a different location than the
16 (7) require that a licensee who has a federal Drug Enforcement
17 Administration registration number register with the controlled substance prescription
18 database under AS 17.30.200(o).
19 * Sec. 3. AS 08.64.101 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:
20 (b) The board may adopt regulations authorizing
21 (1) the executive secretary to grant a license to an applicant under this
22 chapter; the regulations must provide
23 (A) that the applicant meet the requirements provided under
24 this chapter;
25 (B) that the executive secretary may not grant a license under
26 this chapter if the applicant has submitted
27 (i) a list of one or more negotiated settlements and
28 judgments under AS 08.64.200(a)(3);
29 (ii) information that the applicant had a license to
30 practice medicine in another state, country, province, or territory that
31 was suspended or revoked under AS 08.64.200(a)(4); or
01 (iii) information that requires consideration by the
03 (C) other requirements that the board determines necessary;
05 (2) a member of the board, the executive secretary, or a person
06 designated by the board to issue a temporary permit under AS 08.64.270(a) or
07 08.64.275(a) if the applicant meets the requirements established under this chapter.
08 * Sec. 4. AS 08.64 is amended by adding a new section to read:
09 Sec. 08.64.106. Delegation of routine medical duties. The board shall adopt
10 regulations authorizing a physician, podiatrist, osteopath, or physician assistant
11 licensed under this chapter to delegate routine medical duties to an agent of the
12 physician, podiatrist, osteopath, or physician assistant. The regulations must
13 (1) require that an agent who is not licensed under this chapter may
14 perform duties delegated under this section only if the agent meets applicable
15 standards established by the board;
16 (2) require that a physician, podiatrist, osteopath, or physician assistant
17 may not delegate duties related to pain management and opioid use and addiction; and
18 (3) define the phrase "routine medical duties."
19 * Sec. 5. AS 08.64.170(a) is amended to read:
20 (a) A person may not practice medicine, podiatry, or osteopathy in the state
21 unless the person is licensed under this chapter, except that
22 (1) a physician assistant may examine, diagnose, or treat persons under
23 the supervision, control, and responsibility of either a physician licensed under this
24 chapter or a physician exempted from licensing under AS 08.64.370;
25 (2) a mobile intensive care paramedic may render emergency
26 lifesaving service; [AND]
27 (3) a person who is licensed or authorized under another chapter of this
28 title may engage in a practice that is authorized under that chapter; and
29 (4) a person may perform routine medical duties delegated under
30 AS 08.64.106.
31 * Sec. 6. AS 08.64.190 is amended to read:
01 Sec. 08.64.190. Contents of application. The application must state the name,
02 age, residence, [THE DURATION OF RESIDENCE,] the time spent in medical or
03 osteopathy study, the place, year, and school in which degrees were granted, the
04 applicant's medical work history, and other information the board considers necessary.
05 The application shall be made under oath. The board may verify information in the
06 application through direct contact with the appropriate schools, medical boards, or
07 other agencies that can substantiate the information.
08 * Sec. 7. AS 08.64.230(a) is amended to read:
09 (a) If a physician applicant passes the examination and meets the requirements
10 of AS 08.64.200 and 08.64.255, the board or its executive secretary shall grant a
11 license to the applicant to practice medicine in the state.
12 * Sec. 8. AS 08.64.230(b) is amended to read:
13 (b) If an osteopath applicant passes the examination and meets the
14 requirements of AS 08.64.205 and 08.64.255, the board or its executive secretary
15 shall grant a license to the applicant to practice osteopathy in the state.
16 * Sec. 9. AS 08.64.270(a) is amended to read:
17 (a) The board, a member of the board, the executive secretary, or a person
18 designated by the board to issue temporary permits may issue a temporary permit
19 to a physician applicant, osteopath applicant, or podiatry applicant who meets the
20 requirements of AS 08.64.200, 08.64.205, 08.64.209, or 08.64.225 and pays the
21 required fee.
22 * Sec. 10. AS 08.64.275(a) is amended to read:
23 (a) A member of the board, [OR] its executive secretary, or a person
24 designated by the board to issue temporary permits may grant a temporary permit
25 to a physician or osteopath for the purpose of
26 (1) substituting for another physician or osteopath licensed in this
28 (2) being temporarily employed by a physician or osteopath licensed in
29 this state while that physician or osteopath evaluates the permittee for permanent
30 employment; or
31 (3) being temporarily employed by a hospital or community mental
01 health center while the facility attempts to fill a vacant permanent physician or
02 osteopath staff position with a physician or osteopath licensed in this state.
03 * Sec. 11. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to
05 TRANSITION: REGULATIONS. The Department of Commerce, Community, and
06 Economic Development and the State Medical Board may adopt regulations necessary to
07 implement the changes made by this Act. The regulations take effect under AS 44.62
08 (Administrative Procedure Act), but not before the effective date of the relevant provision of
09 this Act implemented by the regulation.
10 * Sec. 12. Sections 1 and 11 of this Act take effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).
11 * Sec. 13. Except as provided in sec. 12 of this Act, this Act takes effect January 1, 2019.
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