2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 43A. Mental Health
§43A-5-203. Conveying females to facility - Female assistants - County expense.
A. Upon receiving an order from a district court to convey a mentally ill, alcohol-dependent, or drug-dependent female to a facility, the sheriff of such county shall procure a suitable female to assist in conveying the female to the facility if the sheriff or deputy who will be conveying the female is male.
B. If a female attendant is not available, a male sheriff or male deputy may convey the mentally ill, alcohol-dependent or drug-dependent female without a female attendant if the sheriff or deputy conveying the female notifies the dispatcher of the specific mileage from the collection point to the destination point, the time of departure and the estimated time of arrival.
C. The sheriff may procure assistance, and certify the same to the county clerk as a part of the expense of the conveyance. No bill for the expense of such conveyance shall be allowed by the commissioners of any county unless it is accompanied by a certificate of the executive director of the facility, showing that the person has been duly conveyed to the facility by, or accompanied by a female attendant or as otherwise authorized by this section.
D. Whenever a female consumer is transferred from one facility to another within the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services or from a facility within the Department to another facility of like nature elsewhere, the female must be accompanied by a female employee of the Department or a suitable relative of the female consumer.
Added by Laws 1953, p. 172, § 100, emerg. eff. June 3, 1953. Amended by Laws 1986, c. 103, § 67, eff. Nov. 1, 1986. Renumbered from § 100 of this title by Laws 1986, c. 103, § 103, eff. Nov. 1, 1986. Amended by Laws 1994, c. 180, § 1, emerg. eff. May 9, 1994; Laws 2005, c. 150, § 36, emerg. eff. May 9, 2005.
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