- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 47. Welfare, Social Services and Institutions
- Chapter 33. Assisted Living Homes
- Section 20. Health-Related Services Allowed in Assisted Living Homes.
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AS 47.33.020. Health-Related Services Allowed in Assisted Living Homes.
- (a) This chapter does not prohibit the resident of an assisted living home from self-administering the resident's own
medications, unless the resident's assisted living plan specifically provides otherwise.
- (b) An assisted living home may provide, obtain, or offer to provide or obtain the health-related services described in
(c) - (i) of this section. A service under (c) - (i) of this section may only be provided or obtained in addition to,
and as a supplemental service to, the long-term provision by the home to the resident of assistance with the activities
of daily living or personal assistance.
- (c) If self-administration of medications is included in a resident's assisted living plan, the assisted living home may
supervise the resident's self-administration of medications, notwithstanding a limitation imposed by AS 08 or by a regulation adopted under AS 08. The supervision may be performed by any home staff person and may include
- (1) reminding a resident to take medication;
- (2) opening a medication container or prepackaged medication for a resident;
- (3) reading a medication label to a resident;
- (4) observing a resident while the resident takes medication;
- (5) checking a resident's self-administered dosage against the label of the medication container;
- (6) reassuring a resident that the resident is taking the dosage as prescribed; and
- (7) directing or guiding, at the request of the resident, the hand of a resident who is administering the resident's own
- (d) An assisted living home may provide intermittent nursing services to a resident who does not require 24-hour nursing
services and supervision. Intermittent nursing services may be provided only by a nurse licensed under AS 08.68 or by a person to whom a nursing task has been delegated under
(e) of this section.
- (e) A person who is on the staff of an assisted living home and who is not a nurse licensed under AS 08.68 may perform a nursing task in that home if
- (1) the authority to perform that nursing task is delegated to that person by a nurse licensed under AS 08.68; and
- (2) that nursing task is specified in regulations adopted by the Board of Nursing as a task that may be delegated.
- (f) A resident who needs skilled nursing care may, with the consent of the assisted living home, arrange for that care to
be provided in the home by a nurse licensed under AS 08.68 if
that arrangement does not interfere with the services provided to other residents.
- (g) As part of a plan to avoid transfer of a resident from the home for medical reasons, the home may provide, through the
services of a nurse who is licensed under AS 08.68, 24-hour
skilled nursing care to the resident for not more than 45 consecutive days.
- (h) If a resident has received 24-hour skilled nursing care for the 45-day limit set by (g) of this section, the resident
or the resident's representative may elect to have the resident remain in the home without continuation of 24-hour
skilled nursing care if the home agrees to retain the resident after
- (1) the home and either the resident or the resident's representative have consulted with the resident's physician;
- (2) the home and either the resident or the resident's representative have discussed the consequences and risks involved
in the election to remain in the home; and
- (3) the portion of the resident's assisted living plan that relates to health-related services has been revised to provide
for the resident's health-related needs without the use of 24-hour skilled nursing care, and the revised plan has been
reviewed by a registered nurse licensed under AS 08.68 or by the
resident's attending physician.
- (i) A terminally ill resident may remain in the home if (1) the home and either the resident or the resident's
representative agree that the resident may remain in the home; and (2) the resident is under the care of a physician
who certifies that the needs of the resident are being met in the home. The time limitation of (g) of this section does
not apply in the case of a terminally ill resident.
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