- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 47. Welfare, Social Services and Institutions
- Chapter 24. Protection of Vulnerable Adults
- Section 19. Petitioning Court For Certain Protective Services.
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. , 47.24.030l Action; Protective Services. [Repealed, Sec. 14 Ch 129 SLA 1994].
AS 47.24.019. Petitioning Court For Certain Protective Services.
- (a) If, after investigation under AS 47.24.015
, the department has reasonable cause to believe that a vulnerable adult is in need of protective services and is an
incapacitated person, the department may petition the court under AS 13.26 for appointment of a guardian or temporary guardian, or for a
change of guardian, for the vulnerable adult for the purpose of deciding whether to consent to the receipt of
protective services for the vulnerable adult.
- (b) If, after an investigation under AS 47.24.015
, the department has reasonable cause to believe that a vulnerable adult is mentally ill and as a result either is
likely to cause serious harm to self or others or is gravely disabled, the department may petition the court under AS
47.30.700 to initiate an involuntary commitment
- (c) If a vulnerable adult who has consented to receive protective services, or on whose behalf consent to receive
protective services has been given, is prevented by a caregiver, guardian, attorney-in-fact, or surrogate decision
maker from receiving those services, the department may petition the superior court for an injunction restraining the
caregiver, guardian, attorney-in-fact, or surrogate decision maker from interfering with the provision of protective
services to the vulnerable adult.
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