Alaska Statutes.
Title 18. Health, Safety, and Housing
Chapter 20. Hospitals and Nursing Facilities
Section 360. Temporary Management.
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AS 18.20.360. Temporary Management.

(a) If the department determines that the health or safety of the residents of a nursing facility is immediately jeopardized as the result of the nursing facility's failure or refusal to comply with a state statute or regulation, or failure or refusal to comply with the Medicaid requirements in 42 U.S.C. 1396r (Title XIX of the Social Security Act) or a regulation adopted under that statute, the department shall immediately petition the superior court for an order for appointment of temporary administration to

(1) oversee the operation of the facility; and

(2) ensure the health and safety of the facility's residents while orderly closure of the facility occurs or the deficiencies necessitating temporary administration are corrected.

(b) The court shall grant the petition if it finds by a preponderance of the evidence that the conditions in (a) of this section exist.

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