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

On November 5, 2020, the Board of Professional Counselors (Board) adopted, as an emergency regulation, changes in 12 AAC 62 of the Alaska Administrative Code dealing with emergency courtesy license, including the following:

12 AAC 62.450. Emergency courtesy license, is a proposed new section to allow for an emergency courtesy license for professional counselors, specific to the public health emergency or crisis due to COVID-19 pandemic.

The emergency regulation took effect on November 20, 2020, and will expire March 19, 2021 unless made permanent. The Board intends to make the emergency regulation permanent.

You may comment on the regulation changes, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the changes, by submitting written comments to Jun Maiquis, Regulations Specialist, Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing, P.O. Box 110806, Juneau, AK  99811-0806. Additionally, the Board will accept comments by facsimile at (907) 465-2974 and by electronic mail at Comments may also be submitted through the Alaska Online Public Notice System by accessing this notice on the system at, and using the comment link. The comments must be received not later than 4:30 p.m. on December 31, 2020. Comments received after this deadline will not be considered by the Board.


You may submit written questions relevant to the proposed action to Jun Maiquis, Regulations Specialist, Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing, P.O. Box 110806, Juneau, AK  99811-0806 or by e-mail at The questions must be received at least 10 days before the end of the public comment period. The Board will aggregate its response to substantially similar questions and make the questions and responses available on the Alaska Online Public Notice System and on the Board’s website at The Board may, but is not required to, answer written questions received after the 10-day cut-off date and before the end of the comment period.

If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in this process, please contact Jun Maiquis at (907) 465-2537 or not later than December 24, 2020 to ensure that any necessary accommodation can be provided.

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

The language of the permanent regulation may be different from that of the original emergency regulation and may include other provisions dealing with the same subject. You should comment during the time allowed if your interests could be affected. Written comments and questions received are public records and are subject to public inspection.

Statutory Authority: AS 08.01.062; AS 08.29.020
Statutes Being Implemented, Interpreted, or Made Specific: AS 08.01.062; AS 08.29.020

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

DATE: 11/25/2020
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 Professional Counselors – 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 62.450.

4.   Department of Law file number: 2020200669.

5.   Reason for the proposed action: Emergency regulation 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: None known.
       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:
Andy Khmelev, Licensing Examiner
       Board of Professional Counselors
       Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
        Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
       Telephone: (907) 465-8444

10.   The origin of the emergency regulation action: Board of Professional Counselors.


11.   Date: 11/25/2020
Prepared by: Jun Maiquis
                     Regulations Specialist

Attachments, History, Details

Revision History

Created 11/25/2020 1:30:05 PM by jcmaiquis
Modified 11/25/2020 1:32:23 PM by jcmaiquis


Department: Commerce, Community and Economic Development
Category: Regulations
Sub-Category: Emergency
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #: 2020200669
Publish Date: 11/25/2020
Archive Date: 1/1/2021
  • Comments Deadline
    12/31/2020 4:30pm