(a) A person who in good faith makes a report under AS 47.24.010, regardless of whether the person is required to do so, is immune from civil or criminal liability that might otherwise be incurred or imposed for making the report.
(b) An employer or supervisor of a person who in good faith makes a report under AS 47.24.010 may not discharge, demote, transfer, reduce pay or benefits or work privileges of, prepare a negative work performance evaluation of, or take other detrimental action against the person because the person made the report. The person making the report may bring a civil action for compensatory and punitive damages against an employer or supervisor who violates this subsection. In the civil action there is a rebuttable presumption that the detrimental action by the employer or supervisor was retaliatory if it was taken within 90 days after the report was made.
Other Sections in this Chapter:
- Sec. 47.24.010. Persons required to report; reports of harm. Repealed
- Sec. 47.24.011. Duties of the department regarding services and protection for vulnerable adults.
- Sec. 47.24.013. Reports of undue influence, abandonment, exploitation, abuse, neglect, or self-neglect of vulnerable adults in out-of-home care facilities. Repealed
- Sec. 47.24.015. Action on reports.
- Sec. 47.24.016. Surrogate decision makers for vulnerable adults.
- Sec. 47.24.017. Delivery of protective services for vulnerable adults.
- Sec. 47.24.019. Petitioning court for certain protective services.
- Secs. 47.24.020 , 47.24.030 Action; protective services. [Repealed, § 14 ch 129 SLA 1994.] Repealed
- Sec. 47.24.040. Monitoring.
- Sec. 47.24.050. Confidentiality of reports.
- Sec. 47.24.060. Authority of the department. [Repealed, § 14 ch 129 SLA 1994.] Repealed
- Sec. 47.24.070. Required review of proposed regulations.
- Secs. 47.24.075 — 47.24.110. Reports; definitions. [Repealed, § 14 ch 129 SLA 1994.] Repealed
- Sec. 47.24.130. Treatment through spiritual means.
- Sec. 47.24.900. Definitions.