2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 43A. Mental Health
§43A-1-104. Public policy.
The Oklahoma Legislature hereby declares that the public policy of this state is to assure adequate treatment of persons alleged to be in need of mental health treatment or treatment for drug or alcohol abuse, to establish behavioral standards for determination of dangerousness of persons in need of such treatment, to allow for the use of the least restrictive alternative in the determination of the method of treatment, to provide orderly and reliable procedures for commitment of persons alleged to be in need of treatment consistent with due process of law, and to protect the rights of consumers hospitalized pursuant to law.
Added by Laws 1977, c. 145, § 1, emerg. eff. June 3, 1977. Amended by Laws 1986, c. 103, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1986. Renumbered from § 50 of this title by Laws 1986, c. 103, § 103, eff. Nov. 1, 1986. Amended by Laws 1990, c. 302, § 13, eff. Sept. 1, 1990; Laws 1992, c. 298, § 39, eff. July 1, 1993; Laws 2005, c. 150, § 2, emerg. eff. May 9, 2005.
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