Alaska Statutes.
Title 12. Code of Criminal Procedure
Chapter 65. Death Investigations and Medical Examiners
Section 7. No Duty For Peace Officer to Respond to the Scene of An Expected Home Death.
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AS 12.65.007. No Duty For Peace Officer to Respond to the Scene of An Expected Home Death.

(a) A peace officer is not required by state law to respond to the scene of an expected home death if

(1) the death was expected to occur due to the dead person's state of health before death;

(2) the death occurred at the dead person's home as expected due to the dead person's state of health;

(3) a person authorized to determine and pronounce death determines and pronounces the death; and

(4) a form signed by the dead person's physician concerning the physician's expectation that the death would occur due to the person's state of health and that it would occur at home was, at the time of death, on file with the law enforcement agency for that jurisdiction.

(b) This section does not

(1) prohibit a person from requesting a peace officer to respond to the scene described in (a) of this section if, in the person's opinion, a death investigation by a peace officer may be appropriate due to suspicious or unusual circumstances; or

(2) relieve a person of the duty to notify the medical examiner and a peace officer of a death that is described in AS 12.65.005 (a).

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