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OSBELTCA Regulations

A lot of our pages look like this with "topics" identified and when you click on that topic you find a little more explanation and within that explanation a link.  So, you can click on any of the topics below and see the topic open up and locate the additional link(s) there to find what you're looking for easier.  The little arrows on the right side are a hint that there's "more" underneath that topic.

NOTE:  Due to the passage of HB2824, you should know that there are significant changes coming to the Board's governing statute... and, in fact, the Board is being "abolished" and the function and new text for the statutory guidance will be under the purview of the OSDH (Oklahoma State Department of Health) effective November 1, 2023.  The Board's rules, however, have some "interim" changes that were also legislatively approved and signed by the Governor.  The Permanent Rules Documents have been submitted to OAR (Office of Administrative Rules) and we expect those to be published August 1, 2023 with an effective date for those new rules changes of August 15, 2023.  

Rules effective 8/15/2023 - ALWAYS Unofficial

(by Chapter... and still unofficial version here):
Chapter 1
Chapter 10
Chapter 15

All 3 Chapters together

Official - only through the Secretary of State Website

The rule making process is now complete...
The proposed rules were submitted and approved by both Rules Committees and both houses of the Legislature and have been approved in SJR22 by the Governor.

We submitted the Permanent Rules Documents to the OAR (Office of Administrative Rules) and the changes were published in their August 1, 2023 publication with an effective date of August 15, 2023.  

They're "Unofficial" because we went to the official sources and copied and pasted them into a single document... on the official sites, each paragraph has its own web page and it's just not conducive to reading the rules and statutes that way... 

The OSDH website would likely have created their own version of these unofficial rules and statutes (the words should be the same... the formatting may be different) and made them available through their own website... 

Oklahoma Statutes Citationized are found here.
Oklahoma Administrative Code (Rules...sometimes referred to as "Regulations") may be found on the Oklahoma Secretary of State website.  

Statutes typically have a title including the word "Act" (such as the Nursing Home Care Act).  Rules are numbered in the OAC (Oklahoma Administrative Code) and both are LAW.  Both are approved by the legislature and Governor... how they're made and updated is the big difference... Statutes typically grant the authority to an Agency (such as OSBELTCA or OSDH) to promulgate the rules.  

Last Modified on Aug 24, 2023