University of Minnesota Long Term Care Resource Center


Complete Nursing Home Regulations Licensure Rules for Nursing Home Administrators
Alaska Assisted Living Regulations  

Regulatory Approach

Alaska has made significant additions and changes to regulations since 2007, including a new chapter on Licensing, Certification and Approvals.

Changes At a Glance

  • Licensure requirement and process changes

  • Criminal background checks/proof of Hepatitis B vaccination now required for employees

  • Personnel file management changes and new orientation requirements for staff

  • Nursing homes must have a nurse on duty at all times (waivers no longer available)

  • Facilities that dispense drugs must have a pharmacy and therapeutics committee.

  • Additional licensure/reporting requirements for physical therapists and social workers.

  • Additional dietetic supervisory requirements for nursing homes that are part of a licensed critical access hospital.

  • Additions to record keeping and supervisory requirements for nursing homes providing laboratory services.

  • Additions to risk management regulations.

  • Significant deletions from outpatient services requirements.

  • Additions and changes to regulations regarding rights of patients, clients and residents.

  • Updates to references in AAC 12.900 (Physical Plant)

  • New sections on contracts and accredited entities.


Division of Healthcare Services
Alaska Office Building
350 Main St., Ste 414
Juneau, Alaska 99881

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 110660
Juneau, Alaska 99881


(907) 465-3355 http://www.hss.state.ak