State Laws and Legislation

Alaska Healthcare Laws

Alaska law allows "one who has exhibited special care and concern" for the incapacitated patient to make medical decisions on the patient’s behalf, however attempts must first be made to find at least four other individuals (spouse, parents, children, etc) before such authority is granted. § 13-52-030.

An adult may execute an advance health care directive. It must be signed by the declarant and either witnessed by two individuals or notarized. § 13.52.010.

Citation: Healthcare Decisions Act: ALASKA STAT. §§ 13.52.010 to 13.52.390

Updated: Sun, May 04, 2008 - 11:00:50