Welcome to the OSBELTCA website! At the top of each page you will find the major groupings designed for our different audiences. Follow those links to those general areas and find what you're looking for. You can also place your mouse over the headings above the colored-buttons (on most pages) and have links directly to other pages revealed in a dropdown menu... or if on another smaller device, such as a smart phone or iPad or tablet, a navigation menu appears in the "menu" button on the top right with 3 lines (some say it looks like, and therefore call it, a hamburger). You can always come back here, too, by clicking on the "Oklahoma logo" in the upper left corner of any page.
Oklahoma State Board of Examiners for Long-Term-Care Administrators
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.
Integrity * Service * Professionalism
Gaylord Z. Thomas
Administrative Programs Officer
Assisted Living, Residential Care
& Adult Day Care
* Since the agency is being "abolished" per HB2824,
we have no plans to replace this person at this time,
leaving that "hire" in the hands of OSDH...
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 you can 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.
There's also a pictorial of this description in a link at
the bottom of every page... maybe that will help?
The hottest thing going on right now is HB2824 which directs the replacement of OSBELTCA with a function within the Department of Health (the Commissioner of Health will be the new licensing authority effective November 1, 2023). HB2824 was approved and has been signed into law by Governor Stitt. It's a reality. We cannot, therefore, tell you what's on the horizon to change regarding any rules changes the OSDH might (?) opt to implement, if any. Stay tuned perhaps? Lots of changes coming, possibly. It will serve everyone well to actually READ what the new requirements in HB2824 are, and as well, the rules promulgated in 2023 by OSBELTCA.
If you're not aware of the Vision 2025 Initiative, you should become aware of what's going on... we have a link at the bottom of every page to the Initiative's website but here's a relatively recent article in McKnight's magazine as well. AND, it is pretty instructive to look at all of the national organizations that are also supporting this important initiative.
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 (and should) be identified should be reported at once to any OSBELTCA employee.