Alaska Statutes.
Title 8. Business and Professions
Chapter 1. Centralized Licensing
Section 50. Administrative Duties of Department.
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AS 08.01.050. Administrative Duties of Department.

(a) The department shall perform the following administrative and budgetary services when appropriate:

(1) collect and record fees;

(2) maintain records and files;

(3) issue and receive application forms;

(4) notify applicants of acceptance or rejection as determined by the board or, for occupations or activities listed in AS 08.01.010 that are regulated directly by the department, as determined by the department under applicable law;

(5) designate dates examinations are to be held and notify applicants;

(6) publish notice of examinations and proceedings;

(7) arrange space for holding examinations and proceedings;

(8) notify applicants of results of examinations;

(9) issue licenses or temporary licenses as authorized by the board or, for occupations or activities listed in AS 08.01.010 that are regulated directly by the department, as authorized by the department under applicable law;

(10) issue duplicate licenses upon submission of a written request by the licensee attesting to loss of or the failure to receive the original and payment by the licensee of a fee established by regulation adopted by the department;

(11) notify licensees of renewal dates at least 30 days before the expiration date of their licenses;

(12) compile and maintain a current register of licensees;

(13) answer routine inquiries;

(14) maintain files relating to individual licensees;

(15) arrange for printing and advertising;

(16) purchase supplies;

(17) employ additional help when needed;

(18) perform other services that may be requested by the board;

(19) provide inspection, enforcement, and investigative services to the boards and for the occupations listed in AS 08.01.010 regarding all licenses issued by or through the department;

(20) retain and safeguard the official seal of a board and prepare, sign, and affix a board seal, as appropriate, for licenses approved by a board;

(21) issue business licenses under AS 43.70.

(b) The form and content of a license, authorized by a board listed in AS 08.01.010 , including any document evidencing renewal of a license, shall be determined by the department after consultation with and consideration of the views of the board concerned.

(c) [Repealed, Sec. 49 ch 94 SLA 1987].

(d) At the request of one of the following boards, the department may contract with public agencies and private professional organizations to provide assistance and treatment to persons licensed by the board who abuse alcohol, other drugs, or other substances:

(1) Board of Social Work Examiners;

(2) Board of Dental Examiners;

(3) Board of Marital and Family Therapy;

(4) State Medical Board;

(5) Board of Nursing;

(6) Board of Examiners in Optometry;

(7) Board of Pharmacy;

(8) State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board;

(9) Board of Professional Counselors;

(10) Board of Psychologist and Psychological Associate Examiners; and

(11) Board of Veterinary Examiners.

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