Alaska Statutes.
Title 24. Legislature
Chapter 55. Office of the Ombudsman
Section 160. Investigation Procedures.
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AS 24.55.160. Investigation Procedures.

(a) In an investigation, the ombudsman may

(1) make inquiries and obtain information considered necessary;

(2) enter without notice to inspect the premises of an agency, but only when agency personnel are present;

(3) hold private hearings; and

(4) notwithstanding other provisions of law, have access at all times to records of every state agency, including confidential records, except sealed court records, production of which may only be compelled by subpoena, and except for records of active criminal investigations and records that could lead to the identity of confidential police informants.

(b) The ombudsman shall maintain confidentiality with respect to all matters and the identities of the complainants or witnesses coming before the ombudsman except insofar as disclosures may be necessary to enable the ombudsman to carry out duties and to support recommendations. However, the ombudsman may not disclose a confidential record obtained from an agency.

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