In 1967, Senate Bill 28 of the 31st Oklahoma legislature authorized chemical tests for intoxication and created the State Board of Chemical Tests for Alcoholic Influence. The Board created the position of State Director of Tests and developed rules governing evidential breath testing, approved breath test instruments and created a training program to certify instrument operators. The program was administered by the Alcohol Drug Countermeasures Unit of the Department of Public Safety until the unit was abolished in 2003 and the powers, duties, and responsibilities were transferred to the Board of Tests for Alcohol and Drug Influence which was designated as a state agency.
Functions of the Board
Approve apparatus, devices, and equipment, materials, supplies and other items used for or involved in tests for alcohol and other intoxicating substances under the provisions of 47 O.S., Sections 751-761 and 3 O.S., Section 303 and 63 O.S., Section 4210A.
- Ensure, through the rules adopted by the Board of Tests for Alcohol and Drug Influence, the collection and analysis of a person's blood, breath, saliva or urine is performed in such manner as to be considered valid and admissible in evidence.
- Establish the qualifications and requirements for personnel qualified to collect specimens of breath from human subjects for the determination of the alcohol concentration thereof, by direct or delayed analysis and provide the training necessary to meet those minimum standards set by state statute and the Board.
- Issue permits to those individuals who meet the qualifications and requirements for persons:
- performing analysis for alcohol of specimens of blood, or delayed analysis for alcohol of retained specimens of breath or of the retained alcohol content of specimens of breath, hereafter termed "forensic alcohol analysis," and
- performing analysis for drugs and other intoxicating substances (as defined in 47 O.S., Section 751) of specimens of blood, saliva, or, urine, hereafter termed "forensic drug analysis."
- Establish the qualifications and requirements for persons authorized to withdraw blood for the purpose of determining the concentration of alcohol or other intoxicating substance therein, when acting at the request of a law enforcement officer or of an arrested person under the provisions of 47 O.S.
- Establish the qualifications and requirements for laboratories in which analysis for alcohol of specimens of blood, hereinafter termed "forensic alcohol analysis" is performed under the provisions of 47 O.S., 3 O.S., 63 O.S. and laboratories in which analysis for drugs and other intoxicating substances of specimens of blood, hereafter termed "forensic drug analysis" is performed under the provisions of 47 O.S., Section 751, and to issue permits to laboratories meeting the qualifications and requirements.
- License those devices, entities and persons involved in the ignition interlock industry in Oklahoma and, by administrative oversight, ensure they meet the standards established in the BOT and under the provisions of 47 O.S., Section 6-212.3 and 47 O.S., Section 754.1 and 22 O.S., Section 991a.
Board of Tests for Alcohol and Drug Influence
3600 North Martin Luther King Avenue, Building 9
PO Box 36307
Oklahoma City, OK 73136-2307
405-425-2460 405-425-2490 Fax