Oklahoma - SB1052

Involuntary commitment; modifying definition. Effective date.

Introduced

February 5, 2018

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Senator AJ Griffin posted this on Facebook about her bill: "Currently when a court orders a mental health evaluation one evaluation must be conducted by a psychiatrist. With our significant shortage of psychiatrists, this is proving to be extremely expensive and creates long waits for appropriate treatment. We are eliminating the requirement for the psychiatrist and replacing with two mental health evaluations by licensed mental health professionals. That allows psychologists and other professional therapists to conduct the evaluations. This is a collaborative request for both the Department of Mental Health and the courts."

 

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