Brief Description: The Board of Nursing proposes to make permanent regulation changes made by emergency regulation regarding emergency courtesy license.

On November 4, 2020, the Board of Nursing (Board) adopted, as an emergency regulation, changes in 12 AAC 44 of the Alaska Administrative Code dealing with emergency courtesy license, including the following:

12 AAC 44.318. Emergency courtesy license, is proposed to amend the emergency courtesy licensure requirements to allow successful LPN, RN, and APRN applicants that meet the specific requirements for emergency courtesy licensure during this public health emergency caused by COVID-19 pandemic.

The emergency regulation took effect on November 10, 2020, and will expire March 9, 2021 unless made permanent. The Board intends to make the emergency regulation permanent.

As part of regulations identified in the Notice of Proposed Regulations published on September 6, 2020, the Board requested written comment on the regulation amended by emergency action. The deadline for receiving public comment was October 8, 2020 at 4:30 p.m., and any written comments and questions received timely under AS 44.62.213(b) have been addressed. The Board does not intend to request additional comments. At its November 4, 2020 meeting, the Board considered relevant comments received, including the cost to private persons of the regulatory action. 

A copy of the emergency regulation is available on the Alaska Online Public Notice System and by contacting Jun Maiquis at (907) 465-2537 or, or go to

Statutory Authority: AS 08.01.062; AS 08.68.100; AS 08.68.170; AS 08.68.270; AS 08.68.275
Statutes Being Implemented, Interpreted, or Made Specific: AS 08.01.062; AS 08.68.100; AS 08.68.170; AS 08.68.270; AS 08.68.275

Fiscal Information: The regulations are not expected to require an increased appropriation.

DATE: 11/10/2020
Jun Maiquis, Regulations Specialist                                                                                                      
Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing

For each occupation regulated under the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing, the Division keeps a list of individuals or organizations who are interested in the regulations of that occupation.  The Division automatically sends a Notice of Proposed Regulations to the parties on the appropriate list each time there is a proposed change in an occupation's regulations in Title 12 of the Alaska Administrative Code.  If you would like your address added to or removed from such a list, send your request to the Division at the address above, giving your name, either your e-mail address or mailing address (as you prefer for receiving notices), and the occupational area in which you are interested

(AS 44.62.190(d))

1.   Adopting agency:
Board of Nursing – Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing.

2.   General subject of regulation: Emergency courtesy license.

3.   Citation of regulation: 12 AAC 44.318.

4.   Department of Law file number: 2020200663.

5.   Reason for the proposed action: Emergency regulations due to COVID-19.

6.   Appropriation/Allocation: Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing – #2360.

7.   Estimated annual cost to comply with the proposed action to:
      A private person: $50 emergency courtesy license fee.
       Another state agency: None known.
       A municipality: None known.

8.   Cost of implementation to the state agency and available funding (in thousands of dollars):  No costs are expected in FY 2021 or in subsequent years.

9.   The name of the contact person for the regulation:
Lisa Maroney, Licensing Supervisor
       Alaska Board of Nursing
       Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
       Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
       Telephone: (907) 269-8892

10.   The origin of the emergency regulation action:  Board of Nursing.

11.   Date: 11/10/2020
        Prepared by: Jun Maiquis
                             Regulations Specialist

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Created 11/10/2020 5:04:23 PM by jcmaiquis


Department: Commerce, Community and Economic Development
Category: Regulations
Sub-Category: Emergency
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #: 2020200663
Publish Date: 11/10/2020
Archive Date: 3/10/2021