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§ 2005. Written consent required for mental health treatment of minors--Exceptions--Penalties

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 25. Definitions and General ProvisionsEffective: July 1, 2019

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 25. Definitions and General Provisions
Chapter 21. Discrimination (Refs & Annos)
Article 10. Parents' Bill of Rights
Effective: July 1, 2019
25 Okl.St.Ann. § 2005
§ 2005. Written consent required for mental health treatment of minors--Exceptions--Penalties
A. Except as otherwise provided by law or a court order, no person, corporation, association, organization or state-supported institution, or any individual employed by any of these entities, may procure, solicit to perform, arrange for the performance of or perform an assessment for mental health therapy on a minor without first obtaining the written consent of a parent or a legal guardian of the minor child. Provided, however, that if written consent is provided to a school district for assessment or treatment, such consent shall be effective for the school year for which it is granted and shall be renewed each subsequent school year. If an assessment or treatment is performed through telemedicine at a school site and if consent has been provided by the parent and is currently effective, the health professional shall not be required to verify that the parent is at the site. However, a child shall not be seen without consent.
B. This section does not apply when an emergency exists that requires a person to perform mental health screening or provide mental health treatment to prevent serious injury to or save the life of a minor child.
C. A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) or imprisonment of not more than one (1) year in the county jail, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

Credits

Laws 2014, c. 238, § 5, eff. Nov. 1, 2014; Laws 2019, c. 329, § 2, eff. July 1, 2019.
25 Okl. St. Ann. § 2005, OK ST T. 25 § 2005
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 3 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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