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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 18. Health, Safety, and Housing
- Chapter 65. Police Protection
- Section 630. Medical and Dental Records of Missing Persons.
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AS 18.65.630. Medical and Dental Records of Missing Persons.
- (a) When a person files a report of a missing person with a law enforcement agency or with the clearinghouse, a form
authorizing the release of medical and dental records to the law enforcement agency and to the clearinghouse shall be
supplied to the family, next of kin, or legal guardian of the missing person. The family, next of kin, or legal
guardian of the missing person may complete the release form and deliver the release form to the physician or dentist
of the missing person. The physician or dentist who receives a release form signed by the family, next of kin, or legal
guardian of the missing person shall release to the law enforcement agency and the clearinghouse only that information
that is necessary to identify the missing person.
- (b) When the family, next of kin, or legal guardian of a missing person cannot be located or does not exist, a law
enforcement agency may execute a written declaration stating that an active investigation is being conducted and that
medical and dental records are required for the exclusive purpose of furthering the investigation. Notwithstanding AS
and AS 17.30.155
, the declaration signed by a peace officer under this subsection is sufficient authority for the physician or dentist
to release information necessary to aid in the identification of the missing person. The physician or dentist may only
release that information that is necessary to identify the missing person.
- (c) Medical and dental records obtained under this section shall be provided to the clearinghouse.
- (d) When a missing person is found, the law enforcement agency and the clearinghouse shall destroy all records in their
files obtained under this section.
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