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Alaska Statutes Title 23. Labor and Workers' Compensation § 23.35.150. Definitions

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(1) “approved medical facilities” and “medical care” include the facilities of, or the care and treatment prescribed or performed by, a practitioner of chiropractic licensed by the state under AS 08.20;

(2) “council” means the Fishermen's Fund Advisory and Appeals Council;

(3) “fisherman” means a person who is licensed by the state to engage in commercial fishing under AS 16.05.480 or who is the holder of a permit issued under AS 16.43 and who, at the time injury is sustained or illness is contracted, is actually so engaged or is occupied in Alaska in preparing or dismantling boats or gear used in commercial fishing;

(4) “fund” means the Fishermen's Fund;

(5) “occupational disease” means hernia; varicose veins of the leg; the respiratory diseases, bronchitis, pleurisy, and pneumonia caused by or aggravated by the fishing endeavor, but excluding the common cold and influenza; rheumatism, arthritis, and those musculoskeletal diseases (such as bursitis, traumatic sciatica, and tenosynovitis) directly caused by or aggravated by the fishing endeavor; and does not include a disease not common to both sexes, venereal disease, or a condition arising out of an attempt of a fisherman to injure self or another.

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