Alaska Statutes.
Title 8. Business and Professions
Chapter 68. Nursing
Section 100. Duties and Powers of Board.
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AS 08.68.100. Duties and Powers of Board.

(a) The board shall

(1) adopt regulations necessary to implement this chapter, including regulations pertaining to practice as an advanced nurse practitioner and a nurse anesthetist, and regulations necessary to implement AS 08.68.331 - 08.68.336 relating to certified nurse aides in order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of clients served by nurse aides;

(2) approve curricula and adopt standards for basic education programs that prepare persons for licensing under AS 08.68.190 ;

(3) provide for surveys of the basic nursing education programs in the state at the times it considers necessary;

(4) approve education programs that meet the requirements of this chapter and of the board, and deny, revoke, or suspend approval of education programs for failure to meet the requirements;

(5) examine, license, and renew the licenses of qualified applicants;

(6) prescribe requirements for competence before a former nurse may resume the practice of nursing under this chapter;

(7) define by regulation the qualifications and duties of the executive secretary and delegate authority to the executive secretary that is necessary to conduct board business;

(8) develop reasonable and uniform standards for nursing practice;

(9) publish advisory opinions regarding whether nursing practice procedures or policies comply with acceptable standards of nursing practice as defined under this chapter;

(10) require applicants under this chapter to submit fingerprints and the fees required by the Department of Public Safety under AS 12.62.160 for criminal justice information and a national criminal history record check; the department shall submit the fingerprints and fees to the Department of Public Safety for a report of criminal justice information under AS 12.62 and a national criminal history record check under AS 12.62.400 .

(b) The board may

(1) conduct hearings upon charges of alleged violations of this chapter or regulations adopted under it;

(2) invoke, or request the department to invoke, disciplinary action against a licensee;

(3) prescribe requirements for competence to continue practice.

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