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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Jay Butler is returning to his job as the state's top doctor.Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson says in a release that Butler will be both the state's chief medical officer and director...
Changes in abortion payment regulations draw mixed reactions

...doesn't differ much from how we were doing it before, it just asks for more detail," said state Health and Social Services Commissioner Bill Streur. "I was concerned that we were paying for a whole lot of abortions that we didn't have the...
Medicaid rolls expected to grow when ACA kicks in program in effect where nurses work with Medicaid patients with chronic conditions. State Health and Social Service Commissioner Bill Streur has said that this results not only in better care, but usually in cost-savings as well...
Moratorium could force some elderly out of assisted living

...submit any new HCBS waiver applications. In a response letter, William Hogan, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services commissioner, said the state appreciates that the preliminary report is a "starting point for our conversations and work...
State to purchase Charter North hospital

...turn the facility into a new home for the Alaska Psychiatric Institute within the next two years. Health and Social Services commissioner Karen Perdue said the purchase of an existing psychiatric hospital is a cost-effective move. The state has...
Livey to replace Perdue as health and social services commissioner

JUNEAU (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles picked a deputy commissioner of the Department of Health and Social Services to head the agency when outgoing Commissioner Karen Perdue leaves in October.
Welfare families face five-year limit

...more than 1,300 families whose cases are handled by Native organizations. Karen Perdue, state Health and Social Services commissioner, said her agency needs additional funding from the Legislature and a change in state law to deal with hard-core...
Around the Peninsula

...welcome to attend. Knowles to address combined chamber meeting Gov. Tony Knowles, Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Karen Perdue and Department of Education and Early Development Commissioner Richard Cross will speak to the...
Kahtnu denied CON Kahtnu Ventures LLC for building an ambulatory surgical center in Kenai. State Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner William Streur wrote in a letter that he "determined that the application has not met the applicable criteria...
Kahtnu appeals surgery center denial

...lawyers, requested a hearing to appeal the April 4 decision by William Streur, State Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner. Kahtnu alleges in the request, "CON staff appears to have purposefully distorted much of the information...


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