2018 Alaska Statutes
Title 47. Welfare, Social Services, and Institutions
Chapter 30. Mental Health
Article 10. Patient Rights.
Sec. 47.30.836. Psychotropic medication in non-crisis situation.

Universal Citation: AK Stat § 47.30.836 (2018)

An evaluation facility or designated treatment facility may not administer psychotropic medication to a patient in a situation that does not involve a crisis under AS 47.30.838(a)(1) unless the patient

(1) has the capacity to give informed consent to the medication, as described in AS 47.30.837, and gives that consent; the facility shall document the consent in the patient's medical chart;

(2) authorized the use of psychotropic medication in an advance health care directive properly executed under AS 13.52 or authorized an agent or surrogate under AS 13.52 to consent to the use of psychotropic medication for the patient and the agent or surrogate does consent; or

(3) is determined by a court to lack the capacity to give informed consent to the medication and the court approves use of the medication under AS 47.30.839.

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