2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 43A. Mental Health
Whenever used in the Advance Directives for Mental Health Treatment Act:
1. "Advance directive for mental health treatment" means a written document voluntarily executed by a declarant in accordance with the requirements of this act and includes:
a.a declaration, or
b.the appointment of an attorney-in-fact;
2. "Attending physician or psychologist" means the physician or psychologist who has primary responsibility for the mental health treatment of the declarant;
3. "Attorney-in-fact" means an individual eighteen (18) years old or older appointed by a declarant to make mental health treatment decisions on behalf of the declarant as provided by this act;
4. "Capable" means the person is able to receive and evaluate information effectively and communicate decisions regarding his or her mental health treatment;
5. "Declaration" means a written document voluntarily executed by a declarant stating the mental health treatment wishes of a declarant in the event the declarant is determined to be incapable and mental health treatment is necessary;
6. "Declarant" means a capable person eighteen (18) years of age or older who has executed an advance directive for mental health treatment in accordance with the provisions of this act;
7. "Health care facility" includes any program, institution, place, building or agency, or portion thereof, private or public, whether organized for profit or not, used, operated, or designed to provide medical diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitative or preventive care to any person. The term "health care facility" includes, but is not limited to, health care facilities that are commonly referred to as hospitals, outpatient clinics, organized ambulatory health care facilities, emergency care facilities and centers, health maintenance organizations, and others providing similarly organized services regardless of nomenclature;
8. "Mental health treatment" means convulsive treatment, treatment with psychoactive medication, and admission to and retention in a facility for a period up to twenty-eight (28) days;
9. "Physician" means an individual currently licensed to practice medicine in this state;
10. "Psychologist" means an individual currently licensed to practice in this state as a clinical psychologist; and
11. "Incapable" means that, in the opinion of two persons, who shall be physicians or psychologists, a person's ability to receive and evaluate information effectively or communicate decisions is impaired as the result of a mental illness to such an extent that the person currently lacks the capacity to make mental health treatment decisions.
Added by Laws 1995, c. 251, § 3, eff. Nov. 1, 1995.
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