2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 43A. Mental Health
§43A-11-108. Delivery of advance directive to attending physician or psychologist - Duty of attending physician or other mental health treatment provider.

43A OK Stat § 43A-11-108 (2015) What's This?

A. It shall be the responsibility of the declarant to provide for delivery of the advance directive for mental health treatment to the attending physician or psychologist.

1. In the event the declarant is comatose, incompetent, or otherwise mentally or physically incapable after executing the advance directive for mental health treatment, any other person may deliver the advance directive for mental health treatment to the attending physician or psychologist.

2. Any person having possession of another person’s advance directive for mental health treatment and who becomes aware that the declarant is in circumstances under which the terms of the advance directive for mental health treatment may become operative shall deliver the advance directive for mental health treatment to the declarant’s attending physician, psychologist or to any health care facility in which the declarant is a consumer.

B. An attending physician, psychologist or health care facility notified of the advance directive for mental health treatment of a declarant shall promptly make the declaration a part of the medical records of the declarant.

C. An attending physician or other mental health treatment provider who has been notified of the existence of an advance directive for mental health treatment executed pursuant to this act shall make all reasonable efforts to obtain the advance directive for mental health treatment.

Added by Laws 1995, c. 251, § 8, eff. Nov. 1, 1995. Amended by Laws 2005, c. 150, § 73, emerg. eff. May 9, 2005.

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