- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 47. Welfare, Social Services and Institutions
- Chapter 80. Persons With Disabilities
- Section 160. Transportation.
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AS 47.80.160. Transportation.
When an individual is to be treated under this chapter, the department shall arrange, upon the request of a person
having a proper interest in the individual's treatment, and may pay for the individual's transportation to the
designated facility, with appropriate medical or nursing attendants and by the available means that are appropriate and
suitable. The department may pay return transportation of an individual and appropriate medical and nursing
attendants. When practicable, one or more relatives or friends of the individual to be treated shall be permitted to
accompany the individual. The department may pay necessary travel, housing and meal expenses incurred by one relative
or friend in accompanying the individual to the facility if the department determines
- (1) that the best interests of the individual's health require that the individual be accompanied by the relative or
- (2) the relative or friend accompanying the individual is indigent.
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