2014 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 10. Children
§10-175.12. Children's Hospital of Oklahoma.
(a) The Children's Hospital of Oklahoma, including its clinics and laboratories, is hereby designated as a service institution for the physically handicapped children of this state, which also serves as a teaching and training hospital for the School of Medicine of the University of Oklahoma. Payment for services by the Commission to the Children's Hospital of Oklahoma shall be based on the actual per diem cost of patient care exclusive of professional instructional expense. In the event that the Commission and Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma cannot agree on a per diem charge for patients of the Commission, the Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services, with the approval of the Governor, is hereby authorized to establish a rate of pay which shall prevail. The Children's Hospital of Oklahoma shall grant the Commission a priority in the assignment of hospital services, which are to be distributed as equitably as is possible among the counties of this state.
(b) The Commission shall be obligated, insofar as practicable, to use the available facilities of the Children's Hospital of Oklahoma to a degree that will enable the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine to maintain its proper patient ratio for accreditation; Provided, that this provision shall not cause undue hardship to a patient.
Added by Laws 1959, p. 32, § 12, eff. July 1, 1959. Amended by Laws 1988, c. 326, § 1, emerg. eff. July 13, 1988; Laws 2012, c. 304, § 32.
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