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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 18. Health, Safety, and Housing
- Chapter 15. Disease Control and Threats to Public Health
- Section 450. Definitions For AS 18.15.400 - 18.15.450.
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AS 18.15.450. Definitions For AS 18.15.400 - 18.15.450.
In AS 18.15.400
- (1) "adult or juvenile offender" means a person in custody, arrested, or charged under a criminal complaint or a
minor being held or subject to a petition under AS 47.12;
- (2) "bloodborne pathogens" means pathogenic microorganisms that are present in human blood and can cause disease in
humans; these pathogens include hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus
- (3) "employing agency" means the
- (A) department that employs a state employee who is, or contracts with another person who is or employs, a
public safety officer;
- (B) municipality that employs a municipal employee who is, or contracts with another person who is or employs, a
public safety officer or that contracts with, sponsors, or accepts the services of a public safety officer who volunteers for a
volunteer fire department or emergency medical services agency;
- (C) Department of Public Safety for a public safety officer who volunteers for a volunteer fire department or
emergency medical services agency that provides services in the unorganized borough outside of a municipality;
- (4) "prisoner" has the meaning given in AS 33.30.901;
- (5) "public safety officer" means a state or municipal juvenile or adult correctional, probation, or parole
officer, a contractor or employee of a contractor in a correctional facility, a juvenile detention or treatment facility staff member,
or a peace officer or fire fighter, emergency medical technician, or mobile intensive care paramedic employed by or volunteering for the
state or a municipality or volunteer fire department or emergency medical services provider.
- (6) "significant exposure" means contact likely to transmit a bloodborne pathogen, in a manner supported by the most
current guidelines and recommendations of the United States Public Health Service at the time an evaluation takes
place, that includes
- (A) percutaneous injury, contact of mucous membrane or nonintact skin, or prolonged contact of intact skin; and
- (B) contact, in a manner that may transmit a bloodborne pathogen, with blood, tissue, or potentially infectious body
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