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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 13. Decedents' Estates, Guardianships, Transfers, and Trusts.
- Chapter 52. Health Care Decisions Act
- Section 100. Capacity.
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AS 13.52.100. Capacity.
- (a) This chapter does not affect the right of an individual to make health care decisions while having capacity to make
health care decisions.
- (b) An individual is rebuttably presumed to have capacity to make a health care decision, to give or revoke an advance
health care directive, and to designate or disqualify a surrogate.
- (c) An individual who is a qualified patient, including an individual for whom a physician has issued a do not resuscitate
order, has the right to make a decision regarding the use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other life-sustaining
procedures as long as the individual is able to make the decision. If an individual who is a qualified patient,
including an individual for whom a physician has issued a do not resuscitate order, is not able to make the decision,
the protocol adopted under AS 13.52.065
for do not resuscitate orders governs a decision regarding the use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other
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