2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 43A. Mental Health
§43A-2-101. Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services - Board of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

43A OK Stat § 43A-2-101 (2015) What's This?

A. 1. There is hereby established in this state a Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

2. This Department’s governing board shall be the Board of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, and its chief executive officer shall be the Commissioner of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

3. The Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services shall exercise all functions of the state in relation to the administration and operation of all state facilities for the care and treatment of the mentally ill and drug- or alcohol-dependent persons.

B. All references in the Oklahoma Statutes to the Department of Mental Health or the Board of Mental Health shall be construed to refer to the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services or the Board of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, respectively.

Added by Laws 1953, p. 153, § 11, emerg. eff. June 3, 1953. Amended by Laws 1986, c. 103, § 8, eff. Nov. 1, 1986. Renumbered from § 11 of this title by Laws 1986, c. 103, § 103, eff. Nov. 1, 1986. Amended by Laws 1989, p. 1666, S.J.R. No. 23, § 1, eff. July 1, 1989; Laws 1990, c. 51, § 26, emerg. eff. April 9, 1990; Laws 2005, c. 150, § 7, emerg. eff. May 9, 2005.

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