Alaska Statutes.
Title 47. Welfare, Social Services and Institutions
Chapter 31. Mental Health Treatment Assistance Program
Section 10. Eligibility For Assistance.
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AS 47.31.010. Eligibility For Assistance.

(a) The department shall provide financial assistance under this chapter to a patient who

(1) does not have the available means to pay or substantially contribute to the payment of charges assessed by a facility;

(2) has no other third party to pay for the evaluation or treatment provided under AS 47.30; and

(3) meets the criteria in this chapter.

(b) To be eligible for assistance under this chapter, a patient must have

(1) been admitted for inpatient evaluation or treatment at an evaluation facility or a designated treatment facility other than a state-operated hospital after either

(A) an involuntary commitment under AS 47.30.700 - 47.30.915; or

(B) a voluntary admission chosen by the patient after a determination by the patient's treating physician that the patient meets the involuntary commitment criteria in AS 47.30.700 - 47.30.915 and that involuntary commitment proceedings would be initiated if the patient did not choose to be admitted voluntarily; and

(2) a gross monthly household income that does not exceed 185 percent of the federal poverty guideline for this state for the calendar month in which service was provided.

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