2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 43A. Mental Health
§43A-5-506. Initial assessment - Emergency admission or detention –Evaluation - Hearing.

43A OK Stat § 43A-5-506 (2015) What's This?

A. Any parent, guardian, or law enforcement officer may request the administrator of a facility or designee to conduct an initial assessment of a minor to determine whether the minor is a minor requiring treatment.

B. Following an initial assessment, a minor may be admitted or detained on an emergency basis in a mental health or substance abuse treatment facility that is willing to admit or detain the minor for a period not to exceed five (5) days from the time of admission or detention, excluding weekends and legal holidays. The admission or detention for an emergency basis may only exceed five (5) days, excluding weekends or holidays, if the facility receives a prehearing detention order authorizing detention pending a hearing on a petition to determine whether the minor is a minor in need of treatment and to require inpatient treatment.

C. 1. A minor admitted or detained pursuant to this section shall be evaluated by a licensed mental health professional to determine whether the minor is a minor in need of treatment.

a.If the licensed mental health professional determines that the minor is a minor in need of treatment, the licensed mental health professional shall submit the mental health evaluation to the district attorney within forty-eight (48) hours, excluding weekends or holidays, of admission, detention, or revocation of the consent of the minor sixteen (16) years of age or older or to the parent.

b.If the licensed mental health professional determines that the minor is not a minor in need of treatment, the minor shall immediately be discharged.

2. Upon admission or detention of a minor pursuant to this section, the person requesting the petition shall immediately notify the district attorney. The district attorney shall file a petition as provided in Section 5-509 of this title within three (3) days of receipt of the report and shall request a prehearing detention order from the court authorizing further detention of the child in the facility pending a hearing on a petition alleging the minor to be a minor in need of treatment and to require inpatient treatment and further order of the court. If the district attorney refuses to file a petition, the district attorney must immediately notify the requesting facility, in writing, of the refusal to file.

a.If the court finds probable cause exists that the minor is a minor in need of treatment, the court shall issue a prehearing detention order authorizing the facility to detain the minor until the hearing on the petition and to immediately set a date and time for a hearing on the petition. A certified copy of the prehearing detention order shall constitute authority for a facility to detain or continue to detain the minor who is the subject of the order.

b.If the court does not find probable cause exists that the minor is a minor in need of treatment, the court shall dismiss the petition and request for a prehearing detention order and order the release of the minor to the minor’s parent.

Added by Laws 1992, c. 298, § 6, eff. July 1, 1993. Amended by Laws 1998, c. 144, § 6, emerg. eff. April 22, 1998; Laws 2002, c. 327, § 6, eff. July 1, 2002; Laws 2003, c. 130, § 6, eff. Nov. 1, 2003; Laws 2005, c. 110, § 5, eff. Nov. 1, 2005; Laws 2006, c. 97, § 28, eff. Nov. 1, 2006.

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