2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 43A. Mental Health
§43A-5-417. Precommitment examination - Matters included.

43A OK Stat § 43A-5-417 (2015) What's This?

A precommitment examination ordered by the court shall include, but is not limited to:

1. A physical evaluation;

2. A mental evaluation;

3. A social history;

4. A study of the individual's family and community situation;

5. A list of available forms of care and treatment which may serve as an alternative to admission to a hospital;

6. Powers of attorney or advance health care directives, if any; and

7. A recommendation as to the least restrictive placement suitable to the person's needs, as identified by this section, should the individual be ordered to undergo treatment by the court.

Programs other than hospitalization to be considered shall include, but not be limited to, outpatient clinics, extended care facilities, nursing homes, sheltered care arrangements, home care and homemaker services, and other treatment programs or suitable arrangements.

Added by Laws 1980, c. 324, § 7, emerg. eff. June 17, 1980. Amended by Laws 1986, c. 103, § 78, eff. Nov. 1, 1986. Renumbered from Title 43A, § 54.6 by Laws 1986, c. 103, § 103, eff. Nov. 1, 1986. Renumbered from Title 43A, § 5-403 by Laws 1997, c. 387, § 12, eff. Nov. 1, 1997. Amended by Laws 2013, c. 3, § 3, eff. Nov. 1, 2013.

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