2017 Alaska Statutes
Title 13. Decedents' Estates, Guardianships, Transfers, Trusts, and Health Care Decisions
Chapter 52. Health Care Decisions Act
Sec. 13.52.213. Search and notification.
(a) The following persons shall make a reasonable search of an individual who the person reasonably believes is dead or near death for a document of gift or other information identifying the individual as a donor or as an individual who made a refusal:
(1) a law enforcement officer, a firefighter, a paramedic, or another emergency rescuer finding the individual; and
(2) if another source of the information is not immediately available, a hospital, as soon as practical after the individual's arrival at the hospital.
(b) If a document of gift or a refusal to make an anatomical gift is located by the search required by (a)(1) of this section and the individual or deceased individual to whom it relates is taken to a hospital, the person responsible for conducting the search shall send the document of gift or refusal to the hospital.
(c) Except as provided by AS 13.52.080 and 13.52.090, a person is not subject to criminal or civil liability for failing to discharge the duties imposed by this section but may be subject to administrative sanctions.