2017 Alaska Statutes
Title 13. Decedents' Estates, Guardianships, Transfers, Trusts, and Health Care Decisions
Chapter 52. Health Care Decisions Act
Sec. 13.52.100. Capacity.

Universal Citation: AK Stat § 13.52.100 (2017)

(a) This chapter does not affect the right of an individual to make health care decisions while having capacity to make health care decisions.

(b) An individual is rebuttably presumed to have capacity to make a health care decision, to give or revoke an advance health care directive, and to designate or disqualify a surrogate.

(c) An individual who is a qualified patient, including an individual for whom a physician has issued a do not resuscitate order, has the right to make a decision regarding the use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other life-sustaining procedures as long as the individual is able to make the decision. If an individual who is a qualified patient, including an individual for whom a physician has issued a do not resuscitate order, is not able to make the decision, the protocol adopted under AS 13.52.065 for do not resuscitate orders governs a decision regarding the use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other life-sustaining procedures.

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