2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 43A. Mental Health
As used in the Unified Community Mental Health Services Act:
1. "Certified behavioral health case manager" means any person who is certified by the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to offer behavioral health case management services within the confines of a mental health facility, or services for alcohol and drug dependents, that is operated by the Department or contracts with the state to provide behavioral services;
2. "Case management" means the application of case management principles and practices of linking, advocacy and referral in partnership with the consumer to support the consumer in self-sufficiency and community tenure for consumers of mental health or substance abuse services;
3. "Catchment area or service area" means a geographic area established by the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services;
4. "Community mental health center" means a facility offering:
a.a comprehensive array of community-based mental health services, including, but not limited to, outpatient treatment, emergency evaluation and care, consultation, education, rehabilitation services, and aftercare, and
b.certain services at the option of the center, including, but not limited to, inpatient treatment, training programs, and research and evaluation programs;
5. "Community mental health services", in conformance with federal requirements, means services for the treatment of mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse disorders, and the prevention, diagnosis, or rehabilitation of such persons;
6. "Mental health facility" means:
a.a community mental health center,
b.an outpatient facility offering diagnostic and treatment services,
c.a day care facility offering a treatment program for children or adults suffering from mental or emotional problems, or
d.community residential mental health programs and facilities which provide supervised residential care, counseling, case management or other similar services to children or adults suffering from mental or emotional problems; and
7. “Program of assertive community treatment” means a facility, agency or organization that offers or provides a self-contained clinical team, under the medical supervision of a licensed psychiatrist, to provide needed treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to individuals with serious mental illness who have severe symptoms and impairments not effectively remedied by available treatments or to individuals who resist or avoid involvement in other needed mental health services.
Added by Laws 1980, c. 291, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1980. Amended by Laws 1983, c. 319, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1983; Laws 1985, c. 276, § 2, emerg. eff. July 22, 1985; Laws 1986, c. 103, § 30, eff. Nov. 1, 1986. Renumbered from Title 43A, § 614 by Laws 1986, c. 103, § 103, eff. Nov. 1, 1986. Amended by Laws 1988, c. 283, § 19, operative Nov. 1, 1988; Laws 1989, c. 227, § 2; Laws 1990, c. 184, § 1, operative July 1, 1990; Laws 1990, c. 337, § 7; Laws 1995, c. 231, § 7, eff. Nov. 1, 1995; Laws 2001, c. 186, § 6, eff. Nov. 1, 2001; Laws 2002, c. 488, § 12, eff. Nov. 1, 2002; Laws 2003, c. 46, § 15, emerg. eff. April 8, 2003; Laws 2005, c. 348, § 13, eff. July 1, 2005; Laws 2010, c. 287, § 11, eff. Nov. 1, 2010.
NOTE: Laws 1990, c. 51, § 62 repealed by Laws 1990, c. 337, § 26.
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