2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 43A. Mental Health
§43A-6-102. Transfer to federal agency for care and treatment.

43A OK Stat § 43A-6-102 (2015) What's This?

A. 1. Upon receipt of a certificate of the United States Public Health Service or any agency of the United States Government or a veterans center in the state that facilities are available for the care or treatment of any person who has been admitted to a facility within the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services in accordance with the provisions of this title and that such person is eligible for care or treatment, the Commissioner of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, upon recommendation by the person in charge of the facility in which the consumer is located, may transfer the consumer to:

a.the United States Public Health Service or other agency of the United States Government, or

b.a veterans center in the state or other agency of the state for care and treatment.

2. If the consumer has been admitted under involuntary court-ordered commitment proceedings, the Commissioner shall notify the committing court of any transfer when it has been effected.

3. Any consumer transferred as provided in this section shall be deemed to be committed to the United States Public Health Service or other agency of the United States Government or a veterans center in the state or other agency of the state pursuant to the original commitment the same as if the person had been originally committed.

B. 1. In the event that a consumer transferred under provisions of this section subsequently becomes ineligible for continued services, or if required services cannot be provided by the entity or facility where the consumer is committed and residing, the Commissioner shall upon notification accept the return of the consumer to the appropriate facility of the Department.

2. If the consumer has been admitted under this title, the Commissioner shall notify the committing court of the transfer when it has been effected.

3. Any consumer transferred as provided in this section shall be deemed to be committed to the Department pursuant to the original commitment the same as if the person had been originally committed.

Added by Laws 1953, p. 167, § 72, emerg. eff. June 3, 1953. Amended by Laws 1959, p. 189, § 4, emerg. eff. June 27, 1959; Laws 1980, c. 83, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1980. Renumbered from § 72 of this title by Laws 1986, c. 103, § 103, eff. Nov. 1, 1986. Amended by Laws 2005, c. 150, § 52, emerg. eff. May 9, 2005.

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