13.52.010 Advance health care directives
13.52.020 Revocation of advance health care directive
13.52.025 Rescission of withdrawal by agent
13.52.030 Surrogates
13.52.040 Decisions by guardian
13.52.045 Withholding or withdrawing of life-sustaining procedures
13.52.050 Decisions for exceptional procedures
13.52.055 Pregnancy
13.52.060 Obligations of health care providers, institutions, and facilities
13.52.065 Do not resuscitate protocol and identification requirements
13.52.070 Health care information
13.52.080 Immunities
13.52.090 Statutory damages
13.52.100 Capacity
13.52.110 Status of copy
13.52.120 Effect of this chapter
13.52.130 Prohibited requirements
13.52.135 Discriminatory treatment prohibited
13.52.140 Judicial relief
13.52.150 Do not resuscitate orders and identification of other jurisdictions
13.52.160 Determination of qualifying condition
13.52.173 Who may make anatomical gift before donor’s death
13.52.177 Manner of making anatomical gift before donor’s death
13.52.183 Amending or revoking anatomical gift before donor’s death
13.52.187 Refusal to make anatomical gift; effect of refusal
13.52.193 Preclusive effect of anatomical gift, amendment, or revocation
13.52.197 Who may make anatomical gift of decedent’s body or part
13.52.203 Manner of making, amending, or revoking anatomical gift of decedent’s body or part
13.52.207 Persons who may receive anatomical gift; purpose of anatomical gift
13.52.213 Search and notification
13.52.217 Delivery of document of gift not required; right to examine
13.52.223 Rights and duties of procurement organization and others
13.52.227 Coordination of procurement and use
13.52.233 Sale or purchase of parts prohibited; charges allowed
13.52.243 Immunity
13.52.247 Law governing validity; choice of law as to execution of document of gift; presumption of validity
13.52.253 Effect of anatomical gift on advance health care directive
13.52.255 Cooperation between coroner, state medical examiner, and procurement organization
13.52.257 Facilitation of anatomical gift from decedent whose body is under jurisdiction of coroner or state medical examiner
13.52.263 Relation to Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act
13.52.267 Uniformity of application and construction
13.52.268 Definitions for AS 13.52.173 – 13.52.268
13.52.275 Construction where mental illness
13.52.290 Severability
13.52.300 Optional form
13.52.390 Definitions
13.52.395 Short title

Terms Used In Alaska Statutes > Chapter 52

  • advance health care directive: means an individual instruction or a durable power of attorney for health care. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • agent: means an individual designated in a durable power of attorney for health care to make a health care decision for the individual granting the power. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • anatomical gift: means a donation of all or a part of a human body to take effect after the donor?s death for the purpose of transplantation, therapy, research, or education. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • artificial nutrition and hydration: means medically appropriate nutrition and hydration delivered

    (A) through an intravenous needle placed directly in a vein. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390

  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • available: means , when referring to a person, that the

    (A) person?s existence is known. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390

  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • best interest: means that the benefits to the individual resulting from a treatment outweigh the burdens to the individual resulting from that treatment after assessing

    (A) the effect of the treatment on the physical, emotional, and cognitive functions of the patient. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390

  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation: means an attempt to restore spontaneous circulation. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • competent: means that an individual has the capacity

    (A) to assimilate relevant facts and to appreciate and understand the individual?s situation with regard to those facts. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390

  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • department: means the Department of Health and Social Services. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390
  • do not resuscitate identification: means an identification card, form, necklace, or bracelet that carries the standardized design or symbol developed by the department under AS 13. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390
  • do not resuscitate order: means a directive from a licensed physician that emergency cardiopulmonary resuscitation should not be administered to a qualified patient. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • durable power of attorney for health care: means a power of attorney that remains in effect when the principal lacks capacity. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • guardian: means a judicially appointed person having authority to make a health care decision for an individual. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390
  • health care: means any care, treatment, service, or procedure to maintain, diagnose, or otherwise affect an individual?s physical or mental condition. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390
  • health care decision: means a decision made by an individual or the individual?s agent, guardian, or surrogate regarding the individual?s health care, including

    (A) selection and discharge of health care providers and institutions. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390

  • health care facility: means a nursing home, a rehabilitation center, a long-term care facility, and any other health care institution that administers health care and that provides overnight stays in the ordinary course of the facility?s business. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390
  • health care institution: means an institution, facility, or agency licensed, certified, or otherwise authorized or permitted by law to provide health care in the ordinary course of business. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390
  • health care provider: means an individual licensed, certified, or otherwise authorized or permitted by law to provide health care in the ordinary course of business or practice of a profession. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390
  • hospital: means a facility

    (A) licensed, accredited, or approved as a hospital under the laws of this state. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390

  • individual instruction: means an individual?s direction concerning a health care decision for the individual. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • life-sustaining procedures: means any medical treatment, procedure, or intervention that, in the judgment of the primary physician, when applied to a patient with a qualifying condition, would not be effective to remove the qualifying condition, would serve only to prolong the dying process, or, when administered to a patient with a condition of permanent unconsciousness, may keep the patient alive but is not expected to restore consciousness. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390
  • mental health facility: has the meaning given to "designated treatment facility" in AS 47. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390
  • mental health treatment: means electroconvulsive treatment, treatment with psychotropic medication, or admission to and retention in a health care institution for mental health treatment. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390
  • part: means an organ, tissue, or an eye of a human being, except fetal tissue. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390
  • peace officer: means

    (A) an officer of the state troopers. See Alaska Statutes 01.10.060

  • permanent unconsciousness: means a condition

    (A) that, to a high degree of medical certainty, will last permanently without improvement. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390

  • person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, joint venture, association, government, governmental subdivision, governmental agency, or another legal or commercial entity. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390
  • personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Alaska Statutes 01.10.060
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • power of attorney: means the designation of an agent to make health care decisions for the individual granting the power. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390
  • primary physician: means a physician designated by an individual, or by the individual?s agent, guardian, or surrogate, to have primary responsibility for the individual?s health care or, in the absence of a designation or if the designated physician is not reasonably available, a physician who undertakes the responsibility. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390
  • qualified patient: means a patient with a qualifying condition who is eligible for do not resuscitate identification. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390
  • qualifying condition: means a terminal condition or permanent unconsciousness in a patient. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • reasonably available: means available using a level of diligence appropriate to the seriousness and urgency of an individual?s health care needs. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390
  • state: means a state, territory, or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390
  • supervising health care provider: means the primary physician or the physician?s designee, or the health care provider or the provider?s designee who has undertaken primary responsibility for an individual?s health care. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390
  • surrogate: means an individual, other than a patient?s agent or guardian, authorized under this chapter to make a health care decision for the patient. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390
  • terminal condition: means an incurable or irreversible illness or injury

    (A) that without administration of life-sustaining procedures will result in death in a short period of time. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390

  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • writing: includes printing. See Alaska Statutes 01.10.060