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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 13. Decedents' Estates, Guardianships, Transfers, and Trusts.
- Chapter 26. Protection of Persons Under Disability and Their Property; Powers of Attorney
- Section 108. Visitor's Report.
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AS 13.26.108. Visitor's Report.
- (a) The visitor shall file with the court an evaluation report, proof of service of the petition upon the respondent, and
proof of service of the report upon the respondent, the respondent's attorney, and the petitioner, within 90 days after
the date on which the petition was filed.
- (b) The visitor shall, as part of the evaluation report, explain alternatives to guardianship and recommend any that will
safeguard the respondent's essential requirements for physical health and safety. The evaluation report may recommend
personal guardianship only if the visitor determines that the needs of the respondent cannot be met by other
- (c) The evaluation report must include
- (1) the results and analyses of medical and other tests and examinations performed that describe the respondent's mental,
emotional, physical, and educational condition, adaptive behavior and social skills, and that specify the data on which
the description is based;
- (2) recommendations regarding the types and extent of assistance, if any, necessary to meet the essential requirements for
the physical health and safety of the respondent;
- (3) an evaluation of the respondent's need for mental health treatment and whether there is a substantial probability that
available treatment will significantly improve the respondent's mental condition;
- (4) an evaluation of the respondent's need for educational or vocational assistance or personal care and whether these can
be made available to the respondent;
- (5) an evaluation of the probability that the incapacity may significantly lessen, and the type of services or treatment
that will facilitate improvement in the respondent's condition or skills;
- (6) a list of the names and addresses of all individuals who examined, interviewed, or investigated the respondent and of
the names and addresses of all persons contacted in preparation of the report;
- (7) a summary of the information that
- (A) was supplied by the person described in (6) of this subsection; and
- (B) supports the conclusions of the report;
- (8) a description of the alternatives to guardianship that were considered and not recommended and an explanation of why
they are not feasible to meet the respondent's needs;
- (9) a description of the present home and living arrangement of the respondent and of any other proposed placement and a
recommendation for the respondent's living arrangement that provides the least restrictive setting necessary to protect
the respondent from serious illness, injury, or disease; and
- (10) a specification of the financial resources of the respondent, the respondent's entitlements to insurance benefits, and
publicly operated or sponsored health, mental health, and welfare assistance that might be employed in the provision of
services to the respondent.
- (d) If personal guardianship is recommended, the evaluation report required under this section must include a guardianship
outline that identifies
- (1) potential guardians;
- (2) the specific services necessary and available to protect the respondent from serious injury, illness, or disease and,
to the extent possible, to return the respondent to full capacity in handling the respondent's own affairs;
- (3) the means by which the services described in (2) of this subsection may be financed;
- (4) the specific, least restrictive authority needed by the guardian to provide the services described in (2) of this
- (e) The petitioner and the respondent may file responses to the evaluation report within 10 days of receiving it. The
court may grant additional time if requested for cause.
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