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§ 683.28. Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management--Volunteer programs

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 63. Public Health and Safety

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 63. Public Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 24. Emergency Management
Oklahoma Volunteerism Act
63 Okl.St.Ann. § 683.28
§ 683.28. Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management--Volunteer programs
The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, in cooperation with governmental entities, individual volunteers and volunteer organizations throughout the State of Oklahoma, shall:
1. Assist all state agencies in the development of emergency management volunteer programs;
2. Operate as a statewide information center for volunteer programs and needed services that could be delivered by volunteer programs;
3. Provide or aid in the provision of technical assistance and training for directors and coordinators of volunteers, for staff, and for individual volunteers for state, local or private entities;
4. Assess and recognize the needs of communities throughout the State of Oklahoma and assist volunteer programs to meet emergency preparedness and disaster recovery programs;
5. Promote and coordinate efforts to expand and improve the statewide voluntary network;
6. Develop, implement and maintain a volunteer clearinghouse to disseminate information to support emergency management volunteer programs and to broaden voluntary involvement throughout the State of Oklahoma;
7. Promote communication and collaboration between public and private volunteer programs in the State of Oklahoma and between the public and private sector's initiatives in meeting emergency human needs;
8. Establish methods for supporting and promoting private sector leadership and responsibility for meeting emergency public needs;
9. Cooperate with federal, state, and local volunteer groups in collecting information on federal, state and private resources which may encourage and improve emergency management volunteer projects within the State of Oklahoma;
10. Develop a program to inform the public of the opportunities to volunteer and of the services emergency management volunteers provide within the State of Oklahoma; and
11. Cooperate with federal, state and local governments and voluntary groups in developing a plan and operational procedures for the receiving and disbursement of donated goods during times of disaster or emergency.


Laws 1992, c. 340, § 3. Renumbered from Title 74, § 8003 and amended by Laws 1996, c. 244, §§ 3, 11, eff. July 1, 1996. Laws 2003, c. 329, § 22, emerg. eff. May 29, 2003; Laws 2013, c. 227, § 17, eff. Nov. 1, 2013.
63 Okl. St. Ann. § 683.28, OK ST T. 63 § 683.28
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 3 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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