2017 Alaska Statutes
Title 13. Decedents' Estates, Guardianships, Transfers, Trusts, and Health Care Decisions
Chapter 26. Protection of Minors and Incapacitated Persons and Their Property; Powers of Attorney
Article 5. Powers of Attorney
Sec. 13.26.680. Provisions applicable to statutory form power of attorney.

Universal Citation: AK Stat § 13.26.680 (2017)

(a) For purposes of AS 13.26.645 — 13.26.665,

(1) the incapacity of a principal shall be established by affidavit stating that the principal is unable to manage property or business affairs because the principal

(A) has an impairment in the ability to receive and evaluate information or make or communicate decisions even with the use of technological assistance, and this impairment is the result of mental illness, mental deficiency, physical illness, physical disability, advanced age, use of drugs, chronic intoxication, or other similar medical or psychological reason, to such an extent that the principal is unable to manage the principal's property or affairs; or

(B) is

(i) missing;

(ii) detained, including incarcerated in a penal system; or

(iii) outside the United States and unable to return; and

(2) if the incapacity is based on (1)(A) of this subsection, two physicians or similarly qualified medical professionals who have personally examined the principal shall sign the affidavit; however, the affidavit may be signed by only one physician or similarly qualified medical professional if only one physician or similarly qualified medical professional is available and the affidavit executed by the person states that only one physician or similarly qualified medical professional is available.

(b) A third party who relies on the reasonable representations of an agent designated under AS 13.26.645 — 13.26.670 as to a matter relating to a power granted by a properly executed statutory form power of attorney does not incur a liability to the principal or the principal's heirs, assigns, or estate as a result of permitting the agent to exercise the authority granted by the power of attorney.

(c) [Repealed, § 28 ch 50 SLA 2016.]

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