Health Law

  • Matter of Paige M. In Matter of Paige M. the supreme court held that a court must conduct a post-petition screening investigation, or appoint a mental health professional to conduct one, before granting a petition for involuntary hospitalization under section 47.30.700 of the Alaska Statutes.  A psychologist at a mental health clinic petitioned to have a patient involuntarily hospitalized. ...
  • Mat-Su Valley Medical Center, LLC v. Bolinger In Mat-Su Valley Medical Center, LLC v. Bolinger,  A hospital invoked the peer review privilege in two separate actions, ...
  • Matter of Darren M. In the Matter of Darren M. the supreme court held that, under section 47.40.655 of the Alaska Statutes, to involuntarily commit someone who is gravely disabled by mental illness but not a danger to others, the state must show that commitment provides a reasonable possibility of improvement by clear and convincing evidence.  Darren M. was ...
  • Harrold-Jones v. Drury In Harrold-Jones v. Drury, the supreme court held that a defendant may only make ex parte contact with a plaintiff’s treating physicians with the plaintiff’s consent or a court order, the latter of which is to be issued only in extraordinary circumstances.  In 2014, Harrold-Jones received treatment for a fractured clavicle from Dr. Drury and ...
  • Alaska Ass’n. of Naturopathic Physicians v. State Department of Commerce In Alaska Ass’n. of Naturopathic Physicians v. State Department of Commerce, ...
  • Kiva O. v. State, Dep’t of Health & Social Services In Kiva O. v. State, Department of Health & Social Services, The mother of a ten-year-old child in OCS custody refused to allow her son to ...
  • Brandner v. Providence Health & Services-Washington In Brandner v. Providence Health & Services-Washington, Providence Alaska Medical Center (Providence) ...
  • The Matter of the Necessity for the Hospitalization of Mark V. In the Matter of the Necessity for the Hospitalization of Mark V., Anchorage police took Mark V. into custody and transported him to ...
  • In re Heather R. In In re Heather R., The neighbors of Heather R. filed a petition with the superior court, requesting that Heather be involuntarily committed because she was ...
  • Hagen v. Strombel   In Hagen v. Strombel, Cardiologists performed pacemaker surgery on Mr. Hagen and ordered an ...

Health Law

  • Matter of Paige M. In Matter of Paige M. the supreme court held that a court must conduct a post-petition screening investigation, or appoint a mental health professional to conduct one, before granting a petition for involuntary hospitalization under section 47.30.700 of the Alaska Statutes.  A psychologist at a mental health clinic petitioned to have a patient involuntarily hospitalized. ...
  • Mat-Su Valley Medical Center, LLC v. Bolinger In Mat-Su Valley Medical Center, LLC v. Bolinger,  A hospital invoked the peer review privilege in two separate actions, ...
  • Matter of Darren M. In the Matter of Darren M. the supreme court held that, under section 47.40.655 of the Alaska Statutes, to involuntarily commit someone who is gravely disabled by mental illness but not a danger to others, the state must show that commitment provides a reasonable possibility of improvement by clear and convincing evidence.  Darren M. was ...
  • Harrold-Jones v. Drury In Harrold-Jones v. Drury, the supreme court held that a defendant may only make ex parte contact with a plaintiff’s treating physicians with the plaintiff’s consent or a court order, the latter of which is to be issued only in extraordinary circumstances.  In 2014, Harrold-Jones received treatment for a fractured clavicle from Dr. Drury and ...
  • Alaska Ass’n. of Naturopathic Physicians v. State Department of Commerce In Alaska Ass’n. of Naturopathic Physicians v. State Department of Commerce, ...
  • Kiva O. v. State, Dep’t of Health & Social Services In Kiva O. v. State, Department of Health & Social Services, The mother of a ten-year-old child in OCS custody refused to allow her son to ...
  • Brandner v. Providence Health & Services-Washington In Brandner v. Providence Health & Services-Washington, Providence Alaska Medical Center (Providence) ...
  • The Matter of the Necessity for the Hospitalization of Mark V. In the Matter of the Necessity for the Hospitalization of Mark V., Anchorage police took Mark V. into custody and transported him to ...
  • In re Heather R. In In re Heather R., The neighbors of Heather R. filed a petition with the superior court, requesting that Heather be involuntarily committed because she was ...
  • Hagen v. Strombel   In Hagen v. Strombel, Cardiologists performed pacemaker surgery on Mr. Hagen and ordered an ...