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Lake offered DHS director post (access required)

Retired Tennessee Department of Human Services deputy commissioner Edward Lake has until Oct. 15 to decide whether to accept the position of Oklahoma DHS director, which was offered to him Wednesday by the Oklahoma Human Services Commission.

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Governor names Lane chairman of Human Services Commission (access required)

Former Oklahoma County District Attorney Wes Lane was tapped by Gov. Mary Fallin Wednesday to serve as chairman of the Oklahoma Human Services Commission, succeeding Brad Yarbrough.

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Two DHS commissioners resign in wake of Ethics Commission decision (access required)

Human services commissioners Steve Dow and Anne Roberts resigned Wednesday after Dow received a reprimand from the state Ethics Commission stating that he violated ethics regulations by serving on the commission and as chief executive officer of the Community Action ...

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Doerflinger to assume duties as interim DHS director, remain finance secretary (access required)

State finance Director Preston Doerflinger will assume new duties as interim director of the Department of Human Services, officials announced Wednesday afternoon. Doerflinger will remain finance secretary in the cabinet of Gov. Mary Fallin, but will temporarily hand over his ...

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BREAKING: Hendrick to leave DHS post at end of February (access required)

Director Howard Hendrick told the Oklahoma Human Services Commission this morning that he will be stepping down as of Feb. 29. “If I don’t stop now, I won’t stop for a long time,” an emotional Hendrick told the panel. He ...

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Foster care lawsuit settlement on way to federal judge (access required)

Now that the Commission for Human Services and Children’s Rights have agreed to changes made to a settlement agreement by the Contingency Review Board, the advocacy organization’s lawsuit challenging the treatment of children in Oklahoma’s foster care system is in ...

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DHS Commission to meet Wednesday on CRB's foster-care settlement amendments (access required)

The Human Services Commission will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday to discuss amendments made last week to a foster-care lawsuit settlement agreement by the Contingency Review Board. The commission voted late last month to approve a settlement ...

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In Brief: Human Services panel to review CRB changes to foster-care agreement Wednesday evening (access required)

 The Human Services Commission will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday to discuss amendments made last week to a foster-care lawsuit settlement agreement by the Contingency Review Board. The agenda has not yet been posted, but Department of ...

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