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HB 115: "An Act allowing a physician assistant or advanced nurse practitioner to certify the need for emergency treatment as a result of intoxication."

00                             HOUSE BILL NO. 115                                                                          
01 "An Act allowing a physician assistant or advanced nurse practitioner to certify the                                    
02 need for emergency treatment as a result of intoxication."                                                              
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1.  AS 47.37.180(b) is amended to read:                                                                  
05            (b)  The certifying physician, physician assistant, advanced nurse                                       
06       practitioner, spouse, guardian, or relative of the person to be committed, or any other                       
07       responsible person, may make a written application for commitment under this                                      
08       section, directed to the administrator of the approved public treatment facility.  The                            
09       application must state facts to support the need for emergency treatment and be                                   
10       accompanied by a physician's, physician assistant's, or advanced nurse                                        
11       practitioner's certificate supporting the need for emergency treatment and stating that                       
12       the physician, physician assistant, or advanced nurse practitioner has examined the                           
13       person sought to be committed within two days before the certificate's date.                                      
14    * Sec. 2.  AS 47.37.180(f) is amended to read:                                                                     
01            (f)  A copy of the written application for commitment and of the physician's,                            
02       physician assistant's, or advanced nurse practitioner's certificate, and a written                            
03       explanation of the person's right to legal counsel, shall be given to the person within                           
04       24 hours after commitment by the administrator, who shall provide a reasonable                                    
05       opportunity for the person to consult with legal counsel.