SUMMARY OF: Department of Health, Alaska Commission on Aging


Purpose of the Report

The audit was performed to determine if there is a continued need for the commission and if its termination date should be extended. The commission is set to sunset on June 30, 2024, and will have one year from that date to conclude its administrative operations.

Report Conclusions

Overall, the audit concluded that the commission served the public’s interest by helping older Alaskans lead dignified, independent, and useful lives through advocacy, outreach, and education. Furthermore, the commission fulfilled the federal requirement that each state establish a council to advise the state on aging matters, including developing and administering a state plan.

In accordance with AS 44.66.010(a)(4), the commission is scheduled to terminate on June 30, 2024. We recommend the legislature extend the commission’s termination date eight years, to June 30, 2032.

Findings and Recommendations

  1. The commission’s chair should ensure the annual analysis and evaluation report is complete and provided to the legislature and governor.