2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 43A. Mental Health
§43A-2-103. Board of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services - Members - Meetings - Visitation - Expenses.

43A OK Stat § 43A-2-103 (2015) What's This?

A. The Board of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services shall be composed of eleven (11) members, appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate. Each term is for a seven-year period and members may be reappointed to subsequent terms. Board members shall meet the following criteria:

1. One member, who shall be a physician licensed to practice in this state, and one member, who shall be a psychiatrist certified as a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, shall both be appointed from a list containing the names of not less than three physicians and not less than three psychiatrists submitted to the Governor by the Oklahoma State Medical Association;

2. One member, who shall be an attorney licensed to practice in this state and shall be appointed from a list of not less than three names submitted to the Governor by the Board of Governors of the Oklahoma Bar Association;

3. One member, who shall be a psychologist, licensed to practice in this state, who shall be appointed from a list of not less than three names submitted to the Governor by the Oklahoma State Psychological Association;

4. Three members, qualified by education and experience in the area of substance abuse recovery, who shall be appointed from a list of not less than ten names submitted to the Governor by a state association of substance abuse recovery programs or organizations; and

5. Four members who shall be citizens of this state, at least one of whom shall be either a current or former consumer of mental health services.

B. No person shall be appointed a member of the Board who has been a member of the Legislature of this state within the preceding five (5) years.

C. The Board shall elect from among its members a chair and a vice-chair. The chair may call meetings at any time.

D. All regularly scheduled meetings of the Board shall be held at the Central Office of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, unless otherwise scheduled. Six members shall constitute a quorum at any meeting, and all action may be taken by an affirmative vote of the majority of the members present at any such meeting.

E. The action taken by the Board on any matter, or any document passed by the Board, shall be considered official when such action is placed in writing and signed by the chair or vice-chair.

F. The duties of the Board shall pertain to the care, treatment, and hospitalization of persons with mental illness, or alcohol- or drug-dependent persons.

G. Members of the Board of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services shall be allowed their necessary travel expenses pursuant to the provisions of the State Travel Reimbursement Act.

H. Members of the Board of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services shall be allowed to serve on the State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision during members’ terms on the Board of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

Added by Laws 1953, p. 153, § 12, emerg. eff. June 3, 1953. Amended by Laws 1955, p. 249, § 1, emerg. eff. June 6, 1955; Laws 1970, c. 93, § 1, emerg. eff. March 27, 1970; Laws 1985, c. 178, § 19, operative July 1, 1985; Laws 1986, c. 103, § 10, eff. Nov. 1, 1986. Renumbered from Title 43A, § 12 by Laws 1986, c. 103, § 103, eff. Nov. 1, 1986. Amended by Laws 1988, c. 58, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1988; Laws 1989, c. 329, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989; Laws 1990, c. 51, § 28, emerg. eff. April 9, 1990; Laws 1991, c. 301, § 9, eff. July 1, 1991; Laws 1999, c. 414, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1999; Laws 2001, c. 186, § 3, eff. Nov. 1, 2001; Laws 2002, c. 488, § 5, eff. Nov. 1, 2002; Laws 2005, c. 195, § 5, eff. Nov. 1, 2005; Laws 2005, c. 348, § 11, eff. July 1, 2005; Laws 2008, c. 401, § 3, eff. Nov. 1, 2008; Laws 2010, c. 417, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2010.

NOTE: Laws 2010, c. 287, § 2 repealed by Laws 2011, c. 1, § 14, emerg. eff. March 18, 2011.

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