(a) A defendant committed to the custody of the commissioner of health and social services under AS 12.47.090 (b) or (c) may be conditionally released from confinement subject to the conditions and requirements for treatment that the court may impose, and placed under the supervision of the Department of Health and Social Services, a local government agency, a private agency, or an adult, who agrees to assume supervision of the defendant.

Terms Used In Alaska Statutes 12.47.092

  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.

(b) The commissioner of health and social services or the commissioner’s authorized representative shall submit, at a minimum, quarterly written reports to the court describing the defendant’s progress in treatment, compliance with conditions of release, and other information required by the court for defendants conditionally released under this section.

(c) A person or agency responsible for supervision or treatment under an order for conditional release shall immediately notify the commissioner of health and social services upon the defendant’s failure to appear for required medication or treatment, or for failure to comply with other conditions imposed by the court.

(d) If the court, after petition or on its own motion, reasonably believes that a conditionally released defendant is failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of the conditional release, the court may order that the conditionally released defendant be apprehended and held until a hearing can be scheduled with the court to determine the facts and whether or not the defendant’s conditional release should be revoked or modified. Nothing in this subsection is intended to limit procedures available for emergency situations, including emergency detention under AS 47.30.705 .

(e) The commissioner of health and social services or the conditionally released defendant may petition the court for modification of an order of conditional release. A petition by the defendant for modification of conditional release may not be filed more often than once every six months.

(f) A defendant conditionally released under AS 12.47.090 (j) may petition the court for discharge in accordance with AS 12.47.090 (e).