Health dept. fires accountability director

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Board members with the health department voted to fire the agency’s director of accountability.

In a closed door executive session, members decided they would terminate Jay Holland, who currently serves as the director of the Office of Accountability Systems.

The office is tasked to receive and fairly investigate complaints or information from Oklahoma State Department of Health employees and other members of the public concerning any possible violations of laws or rules regarding OSDH.

“This position was created out of the previous scandal that involved the department of health,” said acting commissioner Preston Doerflinger. “This board needs to have very good information directly from the reports in those areas and that will happen with the CFO, that will happen with other parts of the agency and it definitely will happen with this role.”

The board did name an acting interim director for the office, but we are told that process is underway.

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