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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 25. Marital and Domestic Relations
- Chapter 20. Parent and Child
- Section 25. Examination and Treatment of Minors.
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AS 25.20.025. Examination and Treatment of Minors.
- (a) Except as prohibited under AS 18.16.010
- (1) a minor who is living apart from the minor's parents or legal guardian and who is managing the minor's own financial
affairs, regardless of the source or extent of income, may give consent for medical and dental services for the minor;
- (2) a minor may give consent for medical and dental services if the parent or legal guardian of the minor cannot be
contacted or, if contacted, is unwilling either to grant or withhold consent; however, where the parent or legal
guardian cannot be contacted or, if contacted, is unwilling either to grant or to withhold consent, the provider of
medical or dental services shall counsel the minor keeping in mind not only the valid interests of the minor but also
the valid interests of the parent or guardian and the family unit as best the provider presumes them;
- (3) a minor who is the parent of a child may give consent to medical and dental services for the minor or the child;
- (4) a minor may give consent for diagnosis, prevention or treatment of pregnancy, and for diagnosis and treatment of
- (5) the parent or guardian of the minor is relieved of all financial obligation to the provider of the service under this
- (b) The consent of a minor who represents that the minor may give consent under this section is considered valid if the
person rendering the medical or dental service relied in good faith upon the representations of the minor.
- (c) Nothing in this section may be construed to remove liability of the person performing the examination or treatment for
failure to meet the standards of care common throughout the health professions in the state or for intentional
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