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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 11. Criminal Law
- Chapter 51. Offenses Against the Family and Vulnerable Adults
- Section 210. Endangering the Welfare of a Vulnerable Adult in the Second Degree.
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. Definition of Vulnerable Adult.
AS 11.51.210. Endangering the Welfare of a Vulnerable Adult in the Second Degree.
- (a) A person commits the crime of endangering the welfare of a vulnerable adult in the second degree if the person fails
without lawful excuse to provide support for the vulnerable adult and the vulnerable adult is in the person's care
- (1) by contract or authority of law; or
- (2) in a facility or program that is required by law to be licensed by the state.
- (b) As used in this section, "support" includes necessary food, care, clothing, shelter, and medical attention. There is
no failure to provide medical attention to a vulnerable adult if the vulnerable adult is provided treatment solely by
spiritual means through prayer in accordance with the tenets and practices of a recognized church or religious
denomination of which the vulnerable adult is a member or adherent, provided the vulnerable adult consents to the
treatment through spiritual means only, and the treatment is administered by an accredited practitioner of the church
- (c) Endangering the welfare of a vulnerable adult in the second degree is a class A misdemeanor.
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