As a health care professional in Alaska, you are required by law to formally report confirmed and suspected child abuse and neglect, abuse of vulnerable adults, domestic violence or sexual assault, and suspicion or diagnosis of infectious diseases.
Alaska statutes that mandate reporting:
- AS 47.17.020 Child abuse or neglect must be immediately reported to a police officer.
- AS 47.24.010 Abuse of vulnerable adults must be reported to the Dept. of Health and Social Services.
- AS 18.05 and 7 AAC 27.005 Suspicion of or diagnosis of infectious diseases must be reported the Department of Public Health, Epidemiology section.
- AS 18.66 Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.
The Alaska Family Violence Prevention Project
This site provides information on screening and identifying
domestic violence victims
Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
This site provides information on victim service programs
funded by the council, and batterer intervention programs.
State Department of Public Health – Epidemiology
This site provides information to help health care providers
comply with public health reporting requirements.
To report Public Health Emergenciescall (907) 269-8000 or
after hours (800) 478-0084.