2019 Alaska Statutes
Title 47. Welfare, Social Services, and Institutions
Chapter 17. Child Protection
Sec. 47.17.064. Photographs and x-rays.

Universal Citation: AK Stat § 47.17.064 (2019)

(a) The department or a practitioner of the healing arts may, without the permission of the parents, guardian, or custodian, take the following actions with regard to a child who the department or practitioner has reasonable cause to suspect has suffered physical harm as a result of child abuse or neglect:

(1) take or have taken photographs of the areas of trauma visible on the child; and

(2) if medically indicated, have a medical or radiological examination of the child performed by a person who is licensed to administer the examination.

(b) The department or a practitioner of the healing arts shall notify the parents, guardian, or custodian of a child as soon as possible after taking action under (a) of this section with regard to the child.

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