- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 47. Welfare, Social Services and Institutions
- Chapter 30. Mental Health
- Section 695. Notice of Request For Release of Minors Under 18 Years of Age From Detention and Commitment.
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AS 47.30.695. Notice of Request For Release of Minors Under 18 Years of Age From Detention and Commitment.
The parent or guardian of a minor who is less than 18 years of age may file a notice to withdraw the minor from the
facility. On receipt of the notice, the facility may
- (1) discharge the minor to the custody of the parent or guardian; or
- (2) if, in the opinion of the treating physician, release of the minor would be seriously detrimental to the minor's
health, the treating physician may
- (A) discharge the minor to the custody of the parent or guardian after advising the parent or guardian that this action is
against medical advice and after receiving a written acknowledgement of the advice; or
- (B) refuse to discharge the minor, initiate involuntary commitment proceedings, and continue to hold the minor until a
court order under AS 47.30.700
has been issued; or
- (3) if, in the opinion of the treating physician, the minor is likely to cause serious harm to self or others and there is
reason to believe the release could place the minor in imminent danger, the treating physician shall refuse to
discharge the minor, and shall initiate involuntary commitment proceedings and continue to hold the minor until a court
order under AS 47.30.700
has been issued.
Article 09. INVOLUNTARY ADMISSION FOR TREATMENT
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