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Board: Board of Examiners in Optometry

Board identification number: 072


Authority: AS 08.72.010; AS 08.01.010; AS 08.03.010

Status: Active

Sunset date: June 30, 2022

Requirements: Legislative Confirmation

Prohibitions: A member who has served all or part of two successive terms may not be reappointed unless four years have elapsed since the person last served. Public members cannot be engaged in, have a legal contract with a member of, or have a direct financial interest in the occupation that the board regulates.

Term: 4 years

Chair: Governor may select.

Description: The board consists of 5 members appointed by the Governor: 4 licensed practicing optometrists who have been residents at least 3 years; plus 1 public member.

Function: The board works to regulate and control the practice of optometry and issues applications, licenses, and permits.

Special facts: Members serve at the pleasure of the Governor, and continue to do so until a successor is appointed. An appointment to fill a vacancy is for the remainder of the unexpired term.

Compensation: Standard Travel and Per Diem

Meetings: 2 times per year; 2 days total. Generally in May/June and January.

For further information and to reach individual members, contact:
Terry Ryals
Records and Licensing Examiner
Division of Occupational Licensing
DCCED, P.O. Box 110806 M/S 0806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
Phone: 907-465-2588
Fax: (907) 465-2974

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