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§ 454. Powers and duties of Commission and Director

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 10. Children

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 10. Children (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 20. Designation and Administration of Institutions
10 Okl.St.Ann. § 454
§ 454. Powers and duties of Commission and Director
(a) The Commission is hereby authorized and directed to formulate and to be responsible for the administration and operation of a comprehensive and detailed plan for the purposes specified and as provided in Title 10 as compiled in O.S.1951, §§ 187, 211-223, 291-296, 301-304, and 311-327, inclusive, as amended,1 where not inconsistent with the provisions of this act.2
(b) The Commission shall receive and expend in connection with such plan all funds made available to it by the United States Government, by the state or its political subdivisions, or by any other source for such purposes.
(c) The Commission shall establish and maintain such methods of administration, including those necessary to establish and maintain a merit system of personnel administration, as are necessary for the effective and efficient operation of the plan; shall maintain records and prepare reports of services rendered; and shall cooperate with law enforcement, health, medical, and welfare agencies and organizations, and with any other agency of this state and the political subdivisions charged with the administration of laws relating to juvenile delinquents.
(d) The Director of Public Welfare is hereby authorized and directed to perform those duties and functions now performed by the Board of Managers and superintendents for such juvenile delinquents of said institutions and such other duties relating to this act as may be assigned by the Commission.
(e) The Commission is authorized to create positions, fix salaries, and employ necessary professional and clerical personnel.
(f) The Commission shall have authority to provide for the expenditure of all funds for the administration and operation of the institutions as specified in this act.


Laws 1961, p. 18, § 4, eff. July 1, 1961.


Title 10, § 451 et seq.
10 Okl. St. Ann. § 454, OK ST T. 10 § 454
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 29 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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