2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 43A. Mental Health
§43A-4-205. Payment by guardian - Collection by legal proceeding.
A. If a guardian has been appointed for the estate of a consumer in a facility within the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, the court shall order the guardian to pay the amount of the state’s claim for care and treatment.
B. If no guardian has been appointed, the claim of the state against a consumer for the care and treatment of the consumer may be collected by suit or other proceedings against the consumer brought in the name of the state by the district attorney of the county from which said consumer was sent or any county in which the consumer may have property.
C. The claim of the state against a husband, wife, the parents and the children of any consumer for care and treatment of the consumer may be collected by suit or other proceedings in the name of the state against the husband, the wife, a parent, a child, or any two or more of them.
Added by Laws 1953, p. 173, § 115, emerg. eff. June 3, 1953. Amended by Laws 1986, c. 103, § 60, eff. Nov. 1, 1986. Renumbered from § 115 of this title by Laws 1986, c. 103, § 103, eff. Nov. 1, 1986. Amended by Laws 1990, c. 51, § 92, emerg. eff. April 9, 1990; Laws 2003, c. 46, § 33, emerg. eff. April 8, 2003; Laws 2005, c. 150, § 33, emerg. eff. May 9, 2005.
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