Alaska Stat. § 09.55.585

Current through Chapter 12 of the 2024 Legislative Session
Section 09.55.585 - Action for wrongful death of an unborn child; applicability
(a) A parent of an unborn child may maintain an action as plaintiff for the death of an unborn child that was caused by the wrongful act or omission of another.
(b) This section does not apply to acts or omissions that
(1) cause the death of an unborn child if those acts or omissions are committed during a legal abortion to which the pregnant woman or a person authorized by law to act on her behalf consents or for which consent is implied by law;
(2) are committed under usual and customary standards of medical practice during diagnostic testing, during therapeutic treatment, or while assisting a pregnancy; or
(3) are committed by a pregnant woman against herself and her unborn child.
(c) This section does not limit any other cause of action that a parent may maintain for the death of an unborn child.
(d) In this section,
(1) "abortion" has the meaning given in AS 18.16.090;
(2) "unborn child" has the meaning given in AS 11.81.900.

AS 09.55.585

Added by SLA 2014, ch. 77,sec. 2, eff. 10/8/2014.
This section was originially enacted as 09.15.018 but was renumbered by the revisor of statutes.