2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 43A. Mental Health
§43A-2-201. Commissioner of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services - Qualifications - Salary.

43A OK Stat § 43A-2-201 (2015) What's This?

A. A Commissioner of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services shall be appointed by the Board of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. The Commissioner may only be removed by the Board for cause. The Commissioner shall meet at least one of the following qualifications:

1. Possession of a Doctor of Medicine Degree and a license to practice medicine in this state;

2. Possession of an Osteopathic Medicine Degree and a license to practice medicine in this state;

3. Possession of a Doctor of Public Health Degree;

4. Possession of a Doctoral Degree in Psychology and a license to practice psychology in this state;

5. Possession of a Master of Public Health Degree and a minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience in the administration of health services; or

6. Possession of a Master of Arts or Master's Degree in Business Administration, Social Science or a related field and a minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience in the administration of health services.

B. The salary of the Commissioner shall be fixed by the Board.

Added by Laws 1953, p. 154, § 13. Amended by Laws 1982, c. 344, § 16, emerg. eff. June 2, 1982. Renumbered from § 13 by Laws 1986, c. 103, § 103, eff. Nov. 1, 1986. Amended by Laws 1989, c. 329, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1989; Laws 1990, c. 51, § 34, emerg. eff. April 9, 1990; Laws 1997, c. 220, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1997.

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