2014 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 10. Children
§10-1416. Liability for care and treatment.
A resident at an institution named in Section 1406 of this title is liable for his care and treatment. This claim of the state for such care and treatment shall constitute a valid indebtedness against said resident and his estate and shall not be barred by any statute of limitations. At the death of said resident this claim shall be allowed and paid as other lawful claims against the estate. Persons making application for admission of a mentally retarded person to said institution are also liable for the care and treatment of said resident, provided that such persons are legally obligated to support said resident. No person shall be liable for said care and treatment solely on the grounds that said person has been appointed guardian of said resident. Provided, further, that no admission or detention of a mentally retarded person in said institution shall be limited or conditioned in any manner by the financial status or ability to pay of a mentally retarded person, his estate, or any relative.
Laws 1963, c. 37, § 12, eff. July 1, 1963. Renumbered from Title 56, § 312 by Laws 1982, c. 312, § 48, emerg. eff. May 28, 1982. Amended by Laws 1983, c. 128, § 5, operative July 1, 1983.
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