Legislative leaders announce that the forming a bipartisan group to come up with a permanent regulatory framework for the implementation of the state question.
“The Oklahoma Senate will not undo the will of voters, who spoke loudly by passing State Question 788,” ; said Senate Majority Floor Leader Greg Treat, R-OKC. “While the Health Department and its commissioner did yeoman’s work in drafting emergency rules, the Board of Health’s adoption of last-minute amendments without public comments has undermined the public’s confidence in the system. Lawmakers have the ability to amend this law as we move forward to address any issues which may arise.”
This group of bipartisan lawmakers will be working diligently with all the stakeholders to determine the most efficient way to enact the will of the voters,” Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka, said. “Oklahoma is in unchartered territory, and there are still a lot of unanswered questions and differing opinions on how to create the best regulatory framework that ensures patients have access to safe and effective medicinal products. I hope it can be done quickly, but more importantly, it needs to be done right.”
The first meeting is scheduled for July 25. Officials say they will be open to the public. The open meeting will convene on Wednesdays.