The Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing staffs the mortuary science program. The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development adopts regulations to carry out laws governing the practice of mortuary science in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary actions against people who violate licensing laws.
Funeral establishments must obtain an Alaska Business License.
Alaska Statutes are passed by the legislature. Regulations (also called the Alaska Administrative Code) are rules adopted by the department to implement, interpret, and make specific the statutes. Both statutes and regulations have the force of law.
AS 08.42, AS 45.45.120, AS 45.50.471(b)(24), and regulations 12 AAC 50 specifically apply to mortuary science. AS 08.01 - 08.03 and regulations 12 AAC 02 apply to all professions regulated by the division.
Proposed regulations are advertised in Alaska newspapers and we invite public comment on them. If you would like to receive notice of proposed regulations, please write to the regulations specialist and request that your name be added to the Mortuary Science interested parties list. Please advise us if you move or wish your name removed from the mailing list.
National organizations may provide information on the regulation of the practice of mortuary science in other states.
Susan Johnson, Licensing Examiner
Phone: (907) 465-3811
Fax: (907) 465-2974
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806