Controlled Substances Advisory Committee
The Controlled Substances Advisory Committee (CSAC), created under the authority of AS 11.71.100, is an advisory board made up of various subject-matter experts in the field of controlled substances, with expertise in medicine, law enforcement, and citizenry. The CSAC is charged with advising the Governor of the need to add, delete, or reschedule substances under Alaska law, and with evaluating the effectiveness of current programs, budget and appropriations, enforcement policies and procedures, treatment, counseling, and regulations regarding controlled substances and to further make recommendations to the Governor, Alaska Court System and Legislature based upon their findings.
The committee consists of 9 members: the Attorney General or the Attorney General's designee; the Commissioner of Health and Social Services or the Commissioner's designee; the Commissioner of Public Safety or the Commissioner's designee; the President of the Board of Pharmacy or the designee of the President who shall also be a member of the Board of Pharmacy; a peace officer appointed by the Governor after consultation with the Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police; a physician appointed by the Governor; a psychiatrist appointed by the Governor; and two individuals appointed by the Governor.
Members of the Controlled Substances Advisory Committee are appointed by the Governor or the respective state commissioner. See AS 11.71.100. Board members are also identified on State of Alaska Boards and Commissions website.
- Boards and Commissions Factsheet
- CSAC White Paper - PDF (433K)
- Letter to Governor Walker regarding the CSAC - PDF (293K)
- Meeting Minutes and Agendas
Chairperson - Department of Law Designee
Deputy Attorney General, Criminal Division
1031 W. 4th Ave., Suite 200
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Sandra Aspen, RN, PH.D
Major Dennis Casanovas
Alaska State Troopers
Department of Public Safety Designee
Dr. Jay Butler
Chief Medical Officer and Director, Division of Public Health
Department of Health and Social Services Designee
Deputy Chief Eric Jewkes
Fairbanks Police Department
Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police designee
Dr. Lawrence Stinson, Jr.
Dr. Alexander Von Hafften, Jr.
C.J. Kim, R. Ph.
Board of Pharmacy Designee