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Board Supervisory Letters

State licensing boards serve a crucial function in regulating professions that impact the health, safety, and welfare of Oklahomans.

For boards made up of members of the regulated profession, certain actions—such as disciplining other members or excluding them from the profession altogether—may have anti-competitive effects. To ensure that this type of action is consistent with the board’s statutory authority, the Office of the Attorney General provides written guidance for all such decisions.

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74 O.S. § 18b (A(5)) provides the following language: The duties of the Attorney General as the chief law officer of the state shall be ... To give an opinion in writing upon all questions of law submitted to the Attorney General by the Legislature or either branch thereof, or by any state officer, board, commission or department, provided, that the Attorney General shall not furnish opinions to any but district attorneys, the Legislature or either branch thereof, or any other state official, board, commission or department, and to them only upon matters in which they are officially interested.