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August 8, 2023

Sec. 18.66.220. Waiver

(a) A victim does not waive the protections provided in AS 18.66.200 by testifying except that, if the victim partially discloses the contents of a confidential communication in the course of testifying in a civil, criminal, or administrative proceeding, then either party may request the court or hearing officer to rule that justice requires the protections of AS 18.66.200 to be waived to the extent they apply to that portion of the communication. A waiver under this subsection applies only to the extent necessary to require a witness to respond to counsel’s questions concerning the confidential communications that were disclosed and only to the extent that they are relevant to the facts of the case.

(b) A victim counselor may not waive the protections afforded to a victim under AS 18.66.200 without the consent of the victim or the consent of a parent, legal guardian, or guardian ad litem authorized to give consent under AS 18.66.200.