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- Title 47. Welfare, Social Services and Institutions
- Chapter 10. Children in Need of Aid
- Section 85. Medical Treatment By Religious Means.
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AS 47.10.085. Medical Treatment By Religious Means.
In a case in which the minor's status as a child in need of aid is sought to be based on the need for medical care, the
court may, upon consideration of the health of the minor and the fact, if it is a fact, that the minor is being
provided treatment by spiritual means through prayer in accordance with the tenets and practices of a recognized church
or religious denomination by an accredited practitioner of the church or denomination, dismiss the proceedings and
thereby close the matter. This may be done, in the interests of justice and religious freedom, on the court's own
motion or upon the application of a party to the proceedings, at any stage of the proceedings after information is
given to the court under AS 47.10.020
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