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Library: Policy

340:1-1-1. Purpose, legal basis, and Director of Human Services (Director)

Revised 9-15-22

(a) Purpose.  This Subchapter describes the Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS) organizational structure and function and includes the legal basis and other rules governing OKDHS operations.

(b) Legal basis.  The Director's position and duties are authorized by and described in Section 162 of Title 56 of the Oklahoma Statutes.  OKDHS responsibilities, and the Director's authority to ensure those responsibilities are carried out, is found in the Oklahoma Statutes.

(c) Director of Human Services.  The Director serves, at the pleasure of the Governor with Senate confirmation, as Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS) chief executive and administrative officer.  The Director is responsible for the daily direction of the activities necessary for OKDHS to accomplish its mission.

(d) Organizational chart.  OKDHS is organized as the Director deems appropriate to achieve the OKDHS mission.  OKDHS Administrative Services provides organizational charts upon request.

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