2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 43A. Mental Health
§43A-5-302. Informal consumers - Admission.

43A OK Stat § 43A-5-302 (2015) What's This?

A. Any person may be admitted to a state mental hospital or state-operated community mental health center on a voluntary basis as an informal consumer when there are available accommodations and in the judgment of the person in charge of the facility or a designee such person may require treatment therein. Such person may be admitted as an informal consumer without making formal or written application therefor and any such informal consumer shall be free to leave such facility on any day between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and at such other times as the person in charge of the facility may determine.

B. No person shall be admitted as an informal consumer pursuant to the provisions of this section to any state mental hospital or state-operated community mental health center unless the person in charge of the facility or a designee has informed such consumer in writing of the following:

1. The rules and procedures of the facility relating to the discharge of informal consumers;

2. The legal rights of an informal consumer receiving treatment from the facility; and

3. The types of treatment which are available to the informal consumer at the facility.

Added by Laws 1985, c. 116, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1985. Renumbered from § 560 of this title by Laws 1986, c. 103, § 103, eff. Nov. 1, 1986. Amended by Laws 2005, c. 150, § 39, emerg. eff. May 9, 2005.

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