2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 43A. Mental Health
§43A-8-104. Voluntary admission.
A. A person who is a person requiring treatment may request voluntary admission to any private hospital or facility, as defined by Section 1-103 of this title, in the same manner and by the same procedure as any other type of consumer that is admitted to such facility or hospital.
B. Minor consumers may be admitted on application of parent, guardian, or the person having custody.
C. Consumers admitted voluntarily who give notice in writing of their desire or intention to leave such private hospital or facility must be released immediately.
D. If in the judgment of the attending physician the release of the consumer would be injurious to the welfare of the consumer or the public, the consumer may be detained for so long as is reasonably necessary to initiate the court certification proceedings provided by law. The attending physician shall immediately notify the judge of the district court in which the private hospital or facility is located by telephone or otherwise, confirmed by a written communication, that such consumer is so detained, and that such detention shall not exceed three (3) days.
Added by Laws 1957, p. 418, § 4, emerg. eff. June 5, 1957. Renumbered from § 184 of this title by Laws 1986, c. 103, § 103, eff. Nov. 1, 1986. Amended by Laws 2005, c. 150, § 64, emerg. eff. May 9, 2005.
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