Mr. Lyle Kelsey has become the Executive Director for the Board of Medical Licensure, effective May 1, 1997.
Mr. Kelsey is the 2nd Executive Director for the Board since its inception in 1923.
replaces Carole Smith who served as Executive Director for 13 years and a total of 23 years with the Medical Board
Mr. Kelsey served as Associate Director for the Oklahoma State Medical Association for the past 18 years with a four year hiatus from 1984 to 1988 when he was the Chief Executive Officer for an Oklahoma City based home health care agency.
Part of his duties with the OSMA was as staff liaison with the Board of Medical Licensure and thus comes to the Board with a good understanding of the impact of both organizations on the practice of medicine as well as the other allied professions licensed by the Board.
Mr. Kelsey graduated from Oklahoma Christian University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and received his MBA from the University of Central Oklahoma with course work in Health Administration.
also possesses the national designation as a Certified Association
issues licenses and supervises the practice of medical doctors, physician assistants, athletic trainers, appretice athletic trainers, physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, licensed dietitians, provisional licensed dietitians, respiratory care practitioners, and electrologists.
Mr. Kelsey also serves as Executive Director to the State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners and the State Board of Examiners of Perfusionists.
In addition to licensure and supervision, other issues such as the increased importance of continuing education among all the licensed professionals, credentialing verification, and expansion of the internet technology present a very rewarding future with the Oklahoma State Board
of Medical Licensure
stated, "This is a time in history when the Medical Board
has more and more responsibilities to assure the quality, competency and professional behavior of all the licensed practitioners.