The 51% user board requirement is a cornerstone of the community health center program. OKPCA has several trainings available to members on health center governance. 

Oklahoma Incorporating Guidelines

To learn more about Oklahoma's statutes for incorporation, which includes bylaws, visit the Secretary of State's website at, click 'Executive Legislative' (listed on top menu of screen), and then click on 'Link to Statutes' (left side of screen).  Once there, go to 'Title 18' and select 'Expand' - then go to Chapter 22. 

Oklahoma Open Meeting Act

To get a copy of the Oklahoma Press Association's 12th edition of the "Open Meetings Open Records' publication, go to   


For more information on OKPCA's board development offerings please contact Dee Porter at (405) 252-8701 or [email protected].