2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 43A. Mental Health
§43A-3-306. Board of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services - Responsibilities and authority.
A. The Board of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services shall have the responsibility and authority to:
1. Promulgate rules governing eligibility of public agencies or mental health facilities to contract with the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services;
2. Prescribe standards for qualifications of personnel and quality of professional services;
3. Ensure eligibility for community mental health services so that no person will be denied services on the basis of race, color or creed or inability to pay; and
4. Promulgate such other rules as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of the Unified Community Mental Health Services Act.
B. The Department shall have the following responsibilities and authority to:
1. Provide technical assistance to community mental health facilities and boards;
2. Provide clinical, fiscal and management audit of services and facilities;
3. Approve and compile catchment area plans and budget requests into a statewide mental health plan and budget for submission to the Governor, Legislature and federal funding sources as appropriate; and
4. Assist mental health facilities in the recruitment of qualified personnel and in conducting in-service training programs.
Added by Laws 1980, c. 291, § 6, eff. Oct. 1, 1980. Amended by Laws 1982, c. 344, § 18, emerg. eff. June 2, 1982; Laws 1986, c. 103, § 33, eff. Nov. 1, 1986. Renumbered from § 618 of this title by Laws 1986, c. 103, § 103, eff. Nov. 1, 1986. Amended by Laws 1990, c. 51, § 66, emerg. eff. April 9, 1990; Laws 1992, c. 348, § 2, emerg. eff. June 4, 1992; Laws 2001, c. 186, § 7, eff. Nov. 1, 2001; Laws 2002, c. 488, § 13, eff. Nov. 1, 2002.
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