2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 43A. Mental Health
§43A-5-309. Detention against will prohibited - Notice of desire to be discharged.
No consumer admitted to a state mental hospital under the provisions of the Mental Hospital Voluntary Admission Procedures Act shall be detained in a mental hospital against the will of the person more than one hundred twenty (120) hours or five (5) days, excluding weekends and holidays, after the consumer gives notice in writing to the executive director of the facility of the desire of the consumer to be discharged from the facility. The executive director of the facility may designate one or more employees of the facility to receive a notification provided by this section with the same effect as if delivered to the executive director personally.
Added by Laws 1963, c. 81, § 6, emerg. eff. May 21, 1963. Amended by Laws 1986, c. 103, § 73, eff. Nov. 1, 1986. Renumbered from Title 43A, § 556 by Laws 1986, c. 103, § 103, eff. Nov. 1, 1986. Amended by Laws 2001, c. 186, § 15, eff. Nov. 1, 2001; Laws 2005, c. 150, § 46, emerg. eff. May 9, 2005; Laws 2010, c. 287, § 29, eff. Nov. 1, 2010.
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