If a person becomes incapacitated and cannot speak or make decisions for themselves, an Alaska advance directive permits them to choose up to two health care agents to represent them. For those who are permanently disabled and have no hope of recovery, there is a portion that allows them to choose their medical care. Signed forms should be kept secure and available to health care workers in a place where they can find them.
Statute – AS 13.52.010
Signing Requirements (AS 13.52.010(b))- Two (2) witnesses or a notary public.
As a witness, you can't include any of the following:
Your health care agent;
Your healthcare provider; or
An employee of your health care provider, or of the health care institution or facility where you are getting health care. if you wish to have the document witnessed.
Definition of state (AS 13.52.390(1))-Individual instructions or durable power of attorney for health care".
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The sections (parts) of an Advance Directive form are five (5) in total and they include:
Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions
Instructions for Health Care
Anatomical Gift at Death
Mental Health Treatment
There are also four Versions of an Alaska Advance Directive. They are as follows:
Alaska Division of Public Health and Social Services
Institute for Human Caring
Advance Directive for Mental Health
Providence Health & Services
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