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Oklahoma Statutes Title 63, Section 1-2216 of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Act that establishes the Ombudsman Advisory Committee. The Oklahoma State Council on Aging was established by the Oklahoma Commission for Human Services to review, monitor and evaluate programs targeted to older persons. Members from the State Council serve in an advisory capacity to the State Long-Term Care ​Ombudsman through establishment of a committee with equal provider and consumer representation. Vacancies are filled from the State Council on Aging members roster.

The group meets quarterly to discuss issues affecting residents in the long-term care setting and the delivery of advocacy services and complaint resolution to those residents through the Ombudsman Program. Meetings are held quarterly and are open to the public.

Contact Information

OKDHS Aging Services Contact:
William “Bill” Whited

Ombudsman Complaint Intake e-mail

Committee Members:

Anne Davis, RN, Ph.D., Chair
Ruth Tatyrek, NASW
Mary Brinkley, OKAHSA
Germaine Odenheimer, MD
Carolyn McGhay
Esther Houser
Jean Kelsey

​2023 Meeting Dates, Locations and Agendas

  • February 2, 2023
    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
     400 NE 50TH ST OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73105
    • Cancelled due to inclement weather
  • April 6, 2023
    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
     400 NE 50TH ST OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73105
    • Agenda
  • September 7, 2023
    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    400 NE 50TH ST OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73105
    • Agenda
  • December 7, 202
    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    617 Rock Creek Road Norman, OK 73105
    • Agenda
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