00 Enrolled SB 200 01 Relating to an action for the death of an unborn child in certain circumstances. 02 _______________ 03 * Section 1. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section 04 to read: 05 SHORT TITLE. This Act may be known as Jackson's Law. 06 * Sec. 2. AS 09.15 is amended by adding a new section to read: 07 Sec. 09.15.018. Action for wrongful death of an unborn child; 08 applicability. (a) A parent of an unborn child may maintain an action as plaintiff for 09 the death of an unborn child that was caused by the wrongful act or omission of 10 another. 11 (b) This section does not apply to acts or omissions that 12 (1) cause the death of an unborn child if those acts or omissions are 13 committed during a legal abortion to which the pregnant woman or a person 14 authorized by law to act on her behalf consents or for which consent is implied by law; 15 (2) are committed under usual and customary standards of medical 01 practice during diagnostic testing, during therapeutic treatment, or while assisting a 02 pregnancy; or 03 (3) are committed by a pregnant woman against herself and her unborn 04 child. 05 (c) This section does not limit any other cause of action that a parent may 06 maintain for the death of an unborn child. 07 (d) In this section, 08 (1) "abortion" has the meaning given in AS 18.16.090; 09 (2) "unborn child" has the meaning given in AS 11.81.900. 10 * Sec. 3. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to 11 read: 12 TRANSITION. This Act applies to actions arising from a wrongful act or omission 13 that takes place on or after the effective date of this Act.