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Oklahoma State Board of Health
Oklahoma's public health authority rests with the Oklahoma State Department of Health, which is responsible for protecting and promoting the health of the citizens of Oklahoma by preventing disease and injury and assuring conditions by which Oklahomans can be healthy. The agency is governed by the Oklahoma State Board of Health created under the authority of Oklahoma Statute Title 63, Section 1-103. This nine-member Board is appointed by the Governor with Senate confirmation. Each Board member serves a nine-year term. Eight of the nine members represent specific county regions of the state and one member is appointed to represent the state at large. The Board of Health and the Department of Health share in common the following vision, mission and values:
Creating a State of Health
To protect and promote health, to prevent disease and injury, and to cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can be healthy.
Leadership - To provide vision and purpose in public health through knowledge, inspiration and dedication and serve as the leading authority on prevention, preparedness and health policy.
Community - To respect the importance, diversity, and contribution of individuals and community partners.
Service - To demonstrate a commitment to public health through compassionate actions and stewardship of time, resources, and talents.
Accountability - To competently improve the public's health on the basis of sound scientific evidence and responsible research.
Office of Accountability Systems
In an effort to assure the highest standards of accountability are met within the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), the Oklahoma State Board of Health (BOH) created the Office of Accountability Systems (OAS) pursuant to Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes, Section 1-105f (63 O.S. § 105f) to serve as an independent accountability risk management system within the OSDH. Its mission is to promote accountability and integrity in all OSDH programs by fostering and perpetuating an ethical culture throughout the Agency.
The Board of Health has established a process to submit complaints that fall within the authority and scope of the OAS as set forth in statute and policy. To learn more about the Office of Accountability Systems or to submit a complaint please go to https://www.ok.gov/health/Organization/Office_of_Accountability_Systems/. You may contact the Office of Accountability Systems by phone at (405) 271-6272, 1-866-271-7211 or by email at OAS@health.ok.gov.
Board of Health Hours of Operation
8am-4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
Oklahoma State Board of Health
State Board of Health Administrative Office
Writing to the Board:
Every communication in writing to the Board of Health shall be addressed to the President of the Board of Health at the principal office designated above, unless otherwise directed by the Board.
Oklahoma State Board of Health Policy Statement:
Priorities For Creating A State Of Health [ 161.6K .pdf ]
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