Alaska Statutes.
Title 47. Welfare, Social Services and Institutions
Chapter 10. Children in Need of Aid
Section 394. Operation of Shelters.
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AS 47.10.394. Operation of Shelters.

(a) A shelter for runaways may not shelter a runaway minor for more than seven days unless the department determines that

(1) the minor is the subject of exceptional circumstances; or

(2) another appropriate setting is not available for the minor.

(b) The provider of a shelter for runaways shall promptly, but within one state working day, inform the department of a runaway minor in the shelter

(1) who claims to be the victim of child abuse or neglect, as defined in AS 47.17.290 ;

(2) whom the provider has reasonable cause to suspect has been a victim of child abuse or neglect; or

(3) whom the provider has reason to believe is evading the supervision of the department, the person to whom the department has entrusted supervision, or the minor's legal guardian.

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