Alaska Statutes.
Title 39. Public Officers and Employees
Chapter 20. Compensation, Allowances, and Leave
Section 550. Definitions.
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AS 39.20.550. Definitions.

In AS 39.20.500 - 39.20.550,

(1) "child" means an individual who is

(A) under 18 years of age; or

(B) 18 years of age or older and incapable of self-care because of mental or physical disability;

(2) "employer" means the state and a political subdivision of the state that employed at least 21 employees in the state for each working day during any period of 20 consecutive workweeks in the preceding two calendar years; "employer" does not include a regional Native housing authority created under AS 18.55.995 - 18.55.998;

(3) "health care provider" means a dentist licensed under AS 08.36, a physician licensed under AS 08.64, or a psychologist licensed under AS 08.86;

(4) "parent" means a biological or adoptive parent, a parent-in-law, or a stepparent;

(5) "serious health condition" means an illness, injury, impairment, or physical or mental condition that involves

(A) inpatient care in a hospital, hospice, or residential health care facility; or

(B) continuing treatment or continuing supervision by a health care provider;

(6) "small employment facility" means a facility of an employer that did not employ 21 or more employees during any period of 20 consecutive workweeks in the preceding two calendar years;

(7) "state" includes the University of Alaska, the Alaska Railroad, and the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of state government including public and quasi-public corporations and authorities established by law.

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