"To have long term success
as a coach or in any position of leadership,
you have to be obsessed in some way."
- Pat Riley
The December 16th Board Meeting has been CANCELLED
(there is no quorum available)
This web site offers current and vital information on long term care administrators licensed by the
Oklahoma State Board of Examiners for Long Term Care Administrators. The Board has made every effort
to present this information in a correct, timely, unbiased format, but due to the changing nature of the
Internet and other details, the Board disclaims any responsibility for any inaccuracies.
Any inaccuracies that may be identified should be reported at once to any of the employees listed below.
It's impacting nearly everything...and the recent power outages haven't helped.
We have been working from home but we're transitioning back to the office...again
It's STILL best to reach us by email or phone
and to conduct business online to the extent possible.
We will do our best to get the job done...
If a face-to-face meeting is REQUIRED, we will set up
an appointment with you as needed.
ARE NOW UNDERWAY!!
YOU PROBABLY GOT AN EMAIL FROM US in the wee hours of November 1st...
THAT WAS automagically SENT IN ERROR (by the old system)!!
We WERE (past tense) transitioning from the current system to a new one and
expected to start renewals in the NEW SYSTEM on
Thursday, November 12th
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE...
We've had enough technical difficulties that we made the call to
revert to the CURRENT SYSTEM
(no change - a lot of you will like that)
You have been sent notices - another one identical to the one on November 1st
(also in error - the text of that should have been updated)
AND another one explaining this.
SO RENEWALS ARE OPEN...
Go - RENEW YOUR LICENSE NOW!
Somebody keeps asking "What else could go wrong in 2020?"
And 2020 is taking it as a challenge!
So, renew EARLY so you don't have some sort of
unforeseen problem or technical glitch that precludes you
renewing on time!!
Administrators University (AU) started in August...
The Fall Class was a sort of "hybrid" class with some students
attending in person and some attending "virtually" (on-line)
to maintain proper social distancing standards.
The Fall Class was actually FULL so the demand is still there...
We foresee some students preferring the face-to-face and
others, for various reasons, to prefer on-line, and our hope
was to see improved interaction with this hybrid form of classes...
where even some instructors were instructing virtually and
we already know, some of the materials will be "recorded"
and viewed by students on their own time. It is, apparently, our
NEW NORMAL and we expect to get better at it.
Class for the spring is set to begin on February 4th.
See the AU page.
TESTING AT PSI HAS RESUMED
PSI (who administers the NAB Exams and an option for State Exams).
We have rescheduled our State Standards Examinations...
and we conduct them in small socially distanced groups
Board Meetings are no longer being conducted ONLINE
The Amendment to the Open Meetings Act that permitted that
has expired and we're told not to expect it to be extended at this time..
AGAIN - the December 16th Board Meeting has been cancelled.
We are looking forward to getting
BACK TO A REAL NORMAL
as soon as possible
(recognizing that some of this may
remain the "new normal")
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE!
Do your part...
Stay home, wash your hands, etc.
OSBELTCA ensures that Oklahoma’s Long Term Care Administrators
are suitable and qualified to serve
and continue to serve in this profession.
OSBELTCA is recognized as an innovative leader and pioneer
in Oklahoma’s healthcare continuum and has a positive impact
on both the health and well-being of the people of Oklahoma
and on the Long Term Care Administrator profession.
Our Core Values
Integrity * Service * Professionalism
Current Contact information:
2401 NW 23rd St, Suite 2H
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
FAX (405) 522-1625
HOW TO PHYSICALLY FIND OUR OFFICE:
We moved (April 1, 2017...yes, that long ago now).
We're still in Shepherd Mall, but we moved UPSTAIRS...
If you know where we used to be (Suite 62), we're not far from there...
From there or through Entrance "A" (the Main Entrance on 23rd Street...
it says OSBELTCA in big letters VERTICALLY on the outside of this entrance)
you will see the stairs (or take the elevator)...go up to the 2nd floor.
At the top of the stairs, you have to go "left" and you'll pass a
WIC office (glassed in) on the right...you'll see a door marked,
"Staff Entrance" straight ahead and on the wall in big GOLD letters,
"OSBELTCA" - the next door on the left (has glass)
is our main entrance. Come on in!
If you get to a drinking fountain or public restroom,
you went just a little too far!
Our phones have not changed...
Our emails have not changed...
Just our Suite Number - now 2H.
To contact a specific Board Member...
Gaylord Z. Thomas
Administrative Programs Officer
Nursing Facilities & ICF/IID (MR)
and Certified Assistants
Administrative Programs Officer
Assisted Living, Residential Care
& Adult Day Care
A LOT of exciting things are happening...
"How can I keep up with everything that's going on?"
There's a Facebook Group (for Oklahoma Administrators and AITs)
where several topics come up and are discussed...
There IS a verification of licensed administrators and AITs before approving
membership in the group...
And NAB also has their own Facebook Group where you can also
follow and keep up with the latest "goings on" and several other
groups with long term care professionals contributing.
IF YOU'RE NOT A SOCIAL MEDIA type...
We also try to keep our
HOT TOPICS Page
pretty current as well.
We have organized the site for 3 primary target audiences...
Future Administrators, and
The General Public
The drop down menus on the top portion of each page
reflect that organization. If you start at
one of those 3 pages, you should be
able to find what you're looking for with
relative ease...and some things do
overlap and can be found at
If you have an interest in Strategic Planning and are interested in seeing
this Board's Strategic Plan, we have enabled the public to see our plan,
LIVE (updated frequently) with a Username and Password that enables
you to access it and view exactly what we're doing... We also
encourage you to leave us feedback regarding our progress.
Information to Access Our Plan is available HERE.
"As we look ahead into the next century,
leaders will be those who empower others."