2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 43A. Mental Health
§43A-7-102. Discharge planning and assistance.

43A OK Stat § 43A-7-102 (2015) What's This?

A. Any person detained or voluntarily or involuntarily committed for treatment pursuant to the provisions of the Mental Health Law shall be provided with discharge planning and assistance by the facility where detained or treated. Discharge planning and assistance shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

1. Return of all personal possessions to the person, upon discharge, except contraband considered illegal; and

2. Transportation assistance.

B. 1. A discharge plan shall be completed for every person to be discharged from a facility operated by the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services or an agency which provides services pursuant to a contract with the Department.

2. Discharge planning and the discharge plan shall include, but not be limited to:

a.housing information and referral, a location, approved by the Department, where the consumer will reside, provided, the Department shall give preference to discharge to an appropriate verifiable address, and, as necessary, placement assistance pursuant to Section 7-104 of this title,

b.planning for outpatient treatment, as appropriate, including but not limited to assignment of a case manager, an initial appointment for outpatient services and a treatment plan. Sufficient medication to enable the person to be discharged to continue the course of medication prescribed for such person until such appointment shall be provided to the person being discharged at the time of discharge, and

c.provision of the information in the discharge plan required by this subsection to the consumer in writing after such information has been fully explained to the person being discharged. The plan shall be signed by the person being discharged and by the person explaining the plan upon completion of a verbal explanation of such plan and shall be signed in the presence of a family member of the person being discharged, or other person interested in the welfare of the person being discharged. The original copy of the plan shall become a part of the official discharge papers of the consumer and shall be kept in the permanent files of the consumer. A copy of the signed discharge plan shall be furnished the person being discharged.

C. The person designated by the Department may provide a family member of the person being discharged, or other person interested in the welfare of the person being discharged, with information related to the discharge plan as necessary, appropriate and in compliance with confidentiality requirements to enable said family member or other person to assist with the implementation of and compliance with the treatment plan.

D. If a determination is made that an order for alternative treatment is necessary, the executive director or person in charge of the facility in which the person is receiving inpatient treatment shall:

1. File or request the filing of a petition as provided by Section 5-410 or 9-102 of this title requesting the order; or

2. Request the court to modify an existing order for involuntary commitment as provided by Section 5-419 of this title.

Added by Laws 1985, c. 235, § 3, eff. Nov. 1, 1985. Amended by Laws 1986, c. 35, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1986. Renumbered from § 54.12 of this title by Laws 1986, c. 103, § 103, eff. Nov. 1, 1986. Amended by Laws 1988, c. 260, § 14, eff. Nov. 1, 1988; Laws 1989, c. 368, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1989; Laws 1990, c. 51, § 104, emerg. eff. April 9, 1990; Laws 1994, c. 327, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1994; Laws 2002, c. 488, § 46, eff. Nov. 1, 2002; Laws 2003, c. 46, § 40, emerg. eff. April 8, 2003; Laws 2005, c. 150, § 56, emerg. eff. May 9, 2005.

NOTE: Laws 1986, c. 103, § 84 repealed by Laws 1988, c. 260, § 18, eff. Nov. 1, 1988. Laws 1989, c. 329, § 3 repealed by Laws 1990, c. 51, § 147, emerg. eff. April 9, 1990.

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