CSHB 383(JUD): "An Act relating to expected deaths that occur at home."
00CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 383(JUD) 01 "An Act relating to expected deaths that occur at home." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 12.65 is amended by adding a new section to read: 04 Sec. 12.65.007. No duty for peace officer to respond to the scene of an 05 expected home death. (a) A peace officer is not required by state law to respond to 06 the scene of an expected home death if 07 (1) the death was expected to occur due to the dead person's state of 08 health before death; 09 (2) the death occurred at the dead person's home as expected due to 10 the dead person's state of health; 11 (3) a person authorized to determine and pronounce death determines 12 and pronounces the death; and 13 (4) a form signed by the dead person's physician concerning the 14 physician's expectation that the death would occur due to the person's state of health
01 and that it would occur at home was, at the time of death, on file with the law 02 enforcement agency for that jurisdiction. 03 (b) This section does not 04 (1) prohibit a person from requesting a peace officer to respond to the 05 scene described in (a) of this section if, in the person's opinion, a death investigation 06 by a peace officer may be appropriate due to suspicious or unusual circumstances; or 07 (2) relieve a person of the duty to notify the medical examiner and a 08 peace officer of a death that is described in AS 12.65.005(a).