340:2-33-1. Rates and standards
(a) Legal basis.Section 85.1 et seq. of Title 74 of the Oklahoma Statutes (74 O.S. §§ 85.1 et seq.) is the legal basis for establishing fixed and uniform rates.
(1) 74 O.S. § 85.7 requires agencies desiring to have a service qualified for a fixed and uniform rate, or an established rate modified, submit a written request and all supporting documentation to the Office of Management and Enterprise Services Division of Capital Assets Management (OMES DCAM).When OMES DCAM qualifies such service for a fixed and uniform rate, the rate must be approved in a public hearing, before the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) can enter into a legal contract.
(2) Within two weeks after the Legislature convenes, each state agency provides the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate a complete list of all services paid for by fixed and uniform rates and, the number of contracts in existence for each type of service.
(b) Rate approval or disapproval.The DHS Rates and Standards Committee (Committee) is comprised of DHS executive-level staff designated by the Director of Human Services (Director).The Committee conducts public hearings where the public, vendors, and DHS staff are afforded the opportunity to provide testimony and documented evidence regarding the rate recommendation.The Committee approves or disapproves the rate and makes a recommendation to the Director.The Director sets the rates for DHS-administered programs.