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‘Labor Commissioner Mark Costello Act’ heads to governor

Labor Commissioner Mark Costello (Source State of Oklahoma) Labor Commissioner Mark Costello (Source State of Oklahoma)

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (KSWO) -A bill named after the late State Labor Commissioner Mark Costello is on its way to Gov. Mary Fallin's desk.

The measure passed unanimously in the House Wednesday. It's designed to help those suffering from severe mental illness stick to their treatment plans by requiring court ordered participation in "assisted outpatient treatment." It applies to adults diagnosed with a severe mental illness that falls under criteria such as having a history of non- compliance, having at least two hospitalizations in one year and are considered unlikely to survive safely without intervention.

Mark Costello was killed at an Oklahoma City restaurant in August. His son, who his family says suffers from schizophrenia, has been charged with first-degree murder in his father's death.

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