2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 43A. Mental Health
§43A-11-105. Validity - Witnesses - Eligibility as attorney-in-fact.

43A OK Stat § 43A-11-105 (2015) What's This?

A. An advance directive for mental health treatment is valid only if it is signed by the declarant and two capable witnesses eighteen (18) years of age or older. The witnesses shall attest that the declarant:

1. Is known to them;

2. Signed the advance directive for mental health treatment in their presence;

3. Appears to be capable; and

4. Is not acting under duress, fraud or undue influence.

B. None of the following persons shall be eligible to serve as attorney-in-fact to the signing of an advance directive for mental health treatment:

1. The attending physician or psychologist or an employee of the physician or psychologist; or

2. An owner, operator or employee of a health care facility in which the declarant is a consumer or resident.

Added by Laws 1995, c. 251, § 5, eff. Nov. 1, 1995. Amended by Laws 2005, c. 150, § 72, emerg. eff. May 9, 2005.

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