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Hospital Advisory Council

The Hospital Advisory Council is authorized by statute (63 O.S., Section 1-707) to serve as an advisory body to the Department. The Advisory Council is composed of nine members appointed by the Commissioner with the advice and consent of the Board of Health.  The membership of the Advisory Council is as follows:  Two members are hospital administrators of licensed hospitals; two members are licensed physicians or practitioners who have current privileges to provide services in hospitals; two members are hospital employees; and three members are citizens representing the public who are not hospital employees, do not hold hospital staff appointments and are not members of hospital governing boards.

Members are appointed for a three year term.  The Board must meet at least quarterly and may hold such special meetings as may be necessary.

The Advisory Council has the duty and authority to: (1) review and approve in its advisory capacity rules and standards for hospital licensure; (2) evaluate, review and make recommendations regarding Department licensure activities, provided however, the Advisory Council shall not make recommendations regarding scope of practice for any health care providers or practitioners regulated pursuant to Title 59 of the Oklahoma Statutes, and (3) recommend and approve: quality indicators and data submission requirements for compliance with licensure requirements, and to publish an annual report of hospital performance.

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