Alaska Statutes.
Title 47. Welfare, Social Services and Institutions
Chapter 10. Children in Need of Aid
Section 85. Medical Treatment By Religious Means.
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AS 47.10.085. Medical Treatment By Religious Means.

In a case in which the minor's status as a child in need of aid is sought to be based on the need for medical care, the court may, upon consideration of the health of the minor and the fact, if it is a fact, that the minor is being provided treatment by spiritual means through prayer in accordance with the tenets and practices of a recognized church or religious denomination by an accredited practitioner of the church or denomination, dismiss the proceedings and thereby close the matter. This may be done, in the interests of justice and religious freedom, on the court's own motion or upon the application of a party to the proceedings, at any stage of the proceedings after information is given to the court under AS 47.10.020 (a).

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