Oklahoma - HB3124

Mental health; creating the Oklahoma Commission on Aging with Serious Mental Illness; emergency.


February 5, 2018


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We support the removal of any legal or regulatory obstacle that serves as a barrier for older adults with a mental illness with or without other chronic medical disorders to secure high quality, medically appropriate care in a residential facility should the need arise for long-term care services whether publicly funded or not.

We have recommended language for HB3124 authored by Rep. Meloyde Blancett and Rep. Carol Bush. It creates the Oklahoma Commission on Aging with Serious Mental Illness. The purpose of the Commission shall be to study, evaluate and make recommendations for any changes to state policy, rules or statutes to more efficiently and effectively serve the health and mental health needs of Oklahomans who are aging with serious mental illness.

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