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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 9. Code of Civil Procedure
- Chapter 20. Trial
- Section 185. Expert Witness Qualification.
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AS 09.20.185. Expert Witness Qualification.
- (a) In an action based on professional negligence, a person may not testify as an expert witness on the issue of the
appropriate standard of care unless the witness is
- (1) a professional who is licensed in this state or in another state or country;
- (2) trained and experienced in the same discipline or school of practice as the defendant or in an area directly related
to a matter at issue; and
- (3) certified by a board recognized by the state as having acknowledged expertise and training directly related to the
particular field or matter at issue.
- (b) The provisions of (a) of this section do not apply if the state has not recognized a board that has certified the
witness in the particular field or matter at issue.
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