Alaska Statutes.
Title 18. Health, Safety, and Housing
Chapter 50. Vital Statistics Act
Section 340. Persons Required to Keep Records.
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AS 18.50.340. Persons Required to Keep Records.

(a) A person in charge of an institution shall keep a record of personal particulars and data concerning each person admitted or confined to the institution. This record must include the information required by the certificates of birth, death, and fetal death issued under the provisions of this chapter, and other information required by the bureau. The record shall be made at the time of admission from information provided by the person, but when it cannot be obtained from the person it shall be obtained from relatives or other sources acquainted with the facts. The name and address of the person providing the information must be a part of the record.

(b) When a dead human body or fetus is released or disposed of by an institution, the person in charge of the institution shall keep a record showing the name of the deceased, date of death, name and address of the person to whom the body is released, date of removal from the institution, or if finally disposed of by the institution, the date, place, and manner of disposition.

(c) A funeral director, embalmer, or other person who removes from the place of death or transports or finally disposes of a dead body or fetus, in addition to filing a certificate or form required by this chapter, shall keep a record identifying the body, and the information pertaining to the receipt, removal, and delivery of the body required by the bureau.

(d) Records maintained under this section shall be retained for a period of not less than five years and shall be made available for inspection by the state registrar or a representative of the state registrar upon demand.

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