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Governor Stitt Appoints New Boad of Directors - 3/22/2019

 Governor Kevin Stitt signed legislation on March 13 giving him the authority to hire and fire directors at five major agencies. Stitt's signature on five bills immediately dissolved longstanding boards or commissions at the Department of Transportation; the Department of Corrections; the Office of Juvenile Affairs; the Oklahoma Health Care Authority; and the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

OHCA administers the state's Medicaid program. The seven-member board is being replaced with a nine-member board, with the governor appointing five members and leaders of the House and Senate each appointing two members.

 After signing the five bills Governor Kevin Stitt didn’t waste any time on Monday, March 18, announced his board appointments as Jean Renee Hausheer, Laura Shamblin, Marc Nuttle, Stanley Hupfeld and Philip Kennedy.

Among the governor's appointments are two men who already were serving on the board: Nuttle, of Norman, a member since 2012, and Hupfeld, of Oklahoma City, who was appointed in 2018.

The bill reorganizing the board also allows Stitt to hire the OHCA director.

"We wanted someone who could take an overarching look at all state agencies that are delivering health services and assess the systems in place to make sure our health agencies are operating as efficiently and effectively as possible," Harder said.



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