CURRENT STATUS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC: ALL HEALTH CLUBS CLOSED STATEWIDE
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Alaska is one of the few states without a health club consumer protection statute.
Pre-opening Payment Restriction: N/A
Maximum Length of Contract: N/A
Contract Cancellation Provisions:
- Cooling-off Period: N/A
- Member Moves: N/A
- Club Relocation: N/A
- Member Disability/Death: N/A
Automatic Renewal: No apparent restrictions.
State Mandated Contract Language: N/A
Registration (Are clubs required to register with the state's consumer protection agency?)
Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Requirements
There is no law mandating AEDs in health clubs. Alaska law protects individuals from liability in AED use situations. These protections do not extend to non-use situations.
State Sales Tax on Dues
Not applicable. There is no sales tax in Alaska. It is estimated that it would cost each club in Alaska approximately $18,000 per year if the proposed sales tax was applied to health clubs (based on industry research).
Locker Room Privacy
Alaska does not have a public accommodations law and does not provide protection on the basis of gender identity.
Alaska law specifically allows for the existence of women-only health clubs.
State Legislative Alerts:
- January 26, 2018: Alaska Bill Specifies Contract Rules for Active Military
- February 22, 2018: Alaska Measures Would Allow for Regulation of Massage Therapy Establishments
- May 23, 2019: Alaska Legislature Adjourns for 2019
State Action Center:
State Legal Updates:
No legal updates at this time.