2019 Alaska Statutes
Title 13. Decedents' Estates, Guardianships, Transfers, Trusts, and Health Care Decisions
Chapter 55. Voluntary Nonopioid Directive Act
Sec. 13.55.010. Nonopioid directive; revocation; other requirements.

Universal Citation: AK Stat § 13.55.010 (2019)

(a) An individual who is 18 years of age or older or an emancipated minor, a parent or legal guardian of a minor, or an individual's guardian or other person appointed by the individual or a court to manage the individual's health care may execute a voluntary nonopioid directive stating that an opioid may not be administered or prescribed to the individual or the minor. The directive must be in a format prescribed by the department and available in an electronic format.

(b) The commissioner of health and social services shall adopt regulations to implement this chapter. The regulations must

(1) include verification by a health care provider and comply with the written consent requirements under 42 U.S.C. 290dd-2(b);

(2) provide standard procedures for an individual, a parent or legal guardian of a minor, or an individual's guardian or other person appointed by the individual or a court to manage the individual's health care to submit a voluntary nonopioid directive to a health care provider or hospital;

(3) include appropriate exemptions for emergency medical personnel;

(4) ensure the confidentiality of a voluntary nonopioid directive;

(5) ensure exemptions for an opioid used for treatment of substance abuse or opioid dependence.

(c) An individual who is 18 years of age or older or an emancipated minor, a parent or legal guardian of a minor, or an individual's guardian or other person appointed by the individual or a court to manage the individual's health care may revoke a voluntary nonopioid directive at any time in writing or orally.

(d) An individual, a parent or legal guardian of a minor, or an individual's guardian or other person appointed by the individual or a court to manage the individual's health care may submit a voluntary nonopioid directive to a health care provider or a hospital.

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