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Alaska Statutes pertaining to mental health commitments and forced medication are found in AS 47.30:

Section 655. Purpose of Major Revision.
Section 660. Powers and Duties of Department.
Section 661. Alaska Mental Health Board.
Section 662. Composition.
Section 663. Term of Office.
Section 664. Officers and Staff.
Section 665. Bylaws.
Section 666. Duties of the Board.
Section 667. Compensation, Per Diem, and Expenses.
Section 669. Definition.
Section 670. Standards For Voluntary Admission.
Section 675. Notice of Rights.
Section 680. Discharge of Voluntary Patients.
Section 685. Request to Leave; Evaluation; 48-Hour Hold For Commitment.
Section 690. Admission of Minors Under 18 Years of Age.
Section 693. Notice to Parent or Guardian or Minor.
Section 695. Notice of Request For Release of Minors Under 18 Years of Age From Detention and Commitment.
Section 700. Initiation of Involuntary Commitment Procedures.
Section 705. Emergency Detention For Evaluation.
Section 710. Examination.
Section 715. Acceptance of Order.
Section 720. Release Before Expiration of 72-Hour Period.
Section 725. Commitment Proceeding Rights; Notification.
Section 730. Procedure For 30-Day Commitment; Petition For Commitment.
Section 735. 30-Day Commitment.
Section 740. Procedure For 90-Day Commitment Following 30-Day Commitment.
Section 745. 90-Day Commitment Hearing Rights.
Section 750. Conduct of Hearing.
Section 755. Court Order.
Section 760. Placement at Closest Facility.
Section 765. Appeal.
Section 770. Additional 180-Day Commitment.
Section 772. Medication and Treatment.
Section 775. Commitment of Minors.
Section 780. Early Discharge.
Section 785. Authorized Absences.
Section 790. Unauthorized Absences: Return to Facility; Required Notice.
Section 795. Involuntary Outpatient Care For Committed Persons.
Section 800. Conversion of Involuntary Outpatient Treatment to Inpatient Commitment.
Section 803. Conversion From Involuntary to Voluntary Status.
Section 805. Computing Periods of Time.
Section 810. Habeas Corpus Not Limited.
Section 815. Limitation of Liability; Bad Faith Application a Felony.
Section 825. Patient Medical Rights.
Section 830. Prohibition of Experimental Treatments.
Section 833. Nutritional Evaluation; Right to Proper Diet.
Section 835. Civil Rights Not Impaired.
Section 836. Psychotropic Medication in Nonemergencies.
Section 837. Informed Consent.
Section 838. Psychotropic Medication in Emergencies.
Section 839. Court-Ordered Administration of Medication.
Section 840. Right to Privacy and Personal Possessions.
Section 845. Confidential Records.
Section 847. Patients' Grievance Procedures.
Section 850. Expunging or Sealing Records.
Section 855. Posting of Rights.
Section 860. Notices in Languages Other Than English.
Section 865. Discrimination Prohibited.
Section 870. Transportation.
Section 875. Nonresident Patients.
Section 880. Interstate Compact On Mental Health Ratified.
Section 885. Rights Outside State.
Section 890. Provision For Personal Needs Upon Discharge.
Section 895. Disposition of Personal Property and Unclaimed Money.
Section 900. Disposition of Money and Personal Property Subject to Claim.
Section 905. Fees and Expenses For Judicial Proceedings.
Section 910. Liability For Expense of Placement in a Facility.
Section 915. Definitions.

Regulations pertaining to Psychiatric Hospitals:

07 AAC 12.215. Psychiatric Hospitals

There are many other relevant provisions in Title 47, Chapter 30 of the Alaska Statutes, such as those pertaining to commitment of children and rights of patients that you can access by going to