In AS 47.62.010 § 47.62.090,

Terms Used In Alaska Statutes 47.62.090

  • person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, organization, business trust, or society, as well as a natural person. See Alaska Statutes 01.10.060
  • state: means the State of Alaska unless applied to the different parts of the United States and in the latter case it includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Alaska Statutes 01.10.060

(1) “authority” means the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority established in AS 47.30.011 ;

(2) “long term care facility” means an assisted living home, as defined in AS 47.32.900 , and a nursing facility, as defined in AS 47.32.900 ;

(3) “office” means the office of the long term care ombudsman;

(4) “older Alaskan” means a person who is 60 years of age or older and who resides in the state;

(5) “ombudsman” means the long term care ombudsman hired under AS 47.62.010 ;

(6) “resident” means a person who resides in a long term care facility in the state;

(7) “resident representative” means

(A) an individual chosen by a resident to act on behalf of the resident to

(i) support the resident in decision making;

(ii) access medical, social, or other personal information of the resident;

(iii) manage financial matters; or

(iv) receive notifications;

(B) a person authorized by federal or state law to act on behalf of a resident.

(8) “senior citizen housing” has the meaning given “senior housing” in AS 18.56.799 .