- 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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