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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 9. Code of Civil Procedure
- Chapter 65. Actions, Immunities, Defenses, and Duties
- Section 300. Immunity For Providing Free Health Care Services.
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AS 09.65.300. Immunity For Providing Free Health Care Services.
- (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, a health care provider who provides health care services to another
person is not liable for civil damages resulting from an act or omission in providing the health care services if the
- (1) provider is licensed in this state to provide health care services;
- (2) services provided were within the scope of the health care provider's license;
- (3) services were provided at a medical clinic, medical facility, nonprofit facility, temporary emergency site, or other
facility owned or operated by a governmental entity or nonprofit organization and the health care provider was acting
within the scope of the provider's responsibilities in the medical clinic, governmental entity, or nonprofit
- (4) services were provided voluntarily and without pay to the health care provider for the services, except as provided in
(b)(2) and (3) of this section; and
- (5) provider
- (A) obtains informed consent from the person receiving the health care services as described under AS 09.55.556
, except in the case of an emergency; and
- (B) provides the person receiving the health care services advance written notice of the immunity provided under this
section to a health care provider when providing voluntary health care services as described under this section.
- (b) This section does not preclude
- (1) liability for civil damages that are the result of gross negligence or reckless or intentional misconduct;
- (2) a health care provider from receiving payment or being reimbursed for expenses, including travel and room and board
while providing voluntary services;
- (3) a medical clinic or facility from charging for its services.
- (c) In this section,
- (1) "health care provider" means a state licensed physician, physician assistant, dentist, dental hygienist, osteopath,
optometrist, chiropractor, registered nurse, practical nurse, nurse midwife, advanced nurse practitioner, naturopath,
physical therapist, occupational therapist, marital and family therapist, psychologist, psychological associate,
licensed clinical social worker, or certified direct-entry midwife;
- (2) "health care services" means services received by an individual in order to treat or to prevent illness or injury;
- (3) "nonprofit organization" means an organization that qualifies for exemption from taxation under 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) or
(4) (Internal Revenue Code).
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