Many issues regarding 9-1-1 created the need for a statewide body made up of professionals from private industry and the public sector that could address these issues with a statewide point of view.
In 2006, a new section of law was codified in the Oklahoma Statutes as section 2847 of Title 63 to create the Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board.
The purpose of the Board was to oversee development and operation of emergency 9-1-1 systems within the state of Oklahoma and to implement the groundwork for a plan to standardize the way 9-1-1 is administered and managed within the State of Oklahoma.
In 2016, HB 3126, the Oklahoma 9-1-1 Management Authority Act was passed, creating the new Oklahoma 9-1-1 Management Authority. The Authority is similar in nature to the original Advisory Board, but has additional support from state government, including a paid state 9-1-1 coordinator position.