2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 43A. Mental Health
§43A-3-317. Community-based structured crisis centers.

43A OK Stat § 43A-3-317 (2015) What's This?

A. The Board of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, or the Commissioner of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services upon delegation by the Board, shall certify community-based structured crisis centers for the provision of nonhospital emergency services for mental health and substance abuse crisis intervention. The Board shall promulgate rules for the certification of community-based structured crisis centers.

B. No community-based structured crisis center shall operate or continue to operate unless the facility complies with the rules promulgated by the Board and is certified as required by this section.

C. For the purposes of this section, "community-based structured crisis center" means any certified community mental health center, comprehensive community addiction recovery center, or facility operated by the Department which is established and maintained for the purpose of providing community-based mental health and substance abuse crisis stabilization services including, but not limited to, observation, evaluation, emergency treatment and referral, when necessary, for inpatient psychiatric or substance abuse treatment services.

D. The Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is authorized to establish and collect certification and renewal fees for certification of community-based structured crisis centers as provided in Section 3-324 of this title.

E. Certified community-based structured crisis centers shall comply with standards adopted by the Board. Such standards shall be in compliance with:

1. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations;

2. The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities;

3. The Council on Accreditation (COA); or

4. Approved medical and professional standards as determined by the Board.

Added by Laws 1996, c. 354, § 50, eff. Nov. 1, 1996. Amended by Laws 2001, c. 186, § 9, eff. Nov. 1, 2001; Laws 2002, c. 488, § 17, eff. Nov. 1, 2002; Laws 2006, c. 97, § 5, eff. Nov. 1, 2006; Laws 2010, c. 287, § 14, eff. Nov. 1, 2010; Laws 2013, c. 213, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2013.

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