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Civil Money Penalty Fund Program

The OSDH Civil Money Penalty Fund Program (CMP Fund Program) is intended to measurably improve care to benefit residents and patients in nursing homes, which include facilities certified for operation by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services defined as skilled nursing facilities (SNF), nursing facilities (NF), and dually certified skilled/nursing facilities (SNF/NF). The enabling legislation appropriates the monies of the CMP Fund for the protection of the health or property of residents of nursing facilities in compliance with federal guidance (42 CFR §488.433).


  • Protect the health and property of nursing home residents,
  • Promote evidence-based practice,
  • Improve the quality of care, and
  • Empower staff through the adoption and implementation of culture change principles/practices.

Eligibility Guidelines

Nursing homes and/or various organizations that are knowledgeable, skilled, and capable of meeting the project’s purpose in its area of expertise as long the organization and project are consistent with Federal law and policy. Examples of CMS approved projects for training to improve Quality of Care and Activities to improve Quality of Life. 

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Wound Care
  • Patient Safety
  • Trauma Centered Care
  • Pain Management
  • Cultural Sensitivity
  • Cultural Change
  • Person-Centered Care
  • Safe Medication Management
  • Oral Health
  • Non-Pharmaceutical Solutions
  • Falls Education
  • Horticulture / Gardening
  • Music Therapy
  • Animal Therapy including Robotic pets
  • Reading and Memory interventions
  • Crafting
  • Activities and games that foster movement and function. 
    • This may include activities (e.g., Tai Chi), 
    • group games, (e.g., bingo, with movement components), or 
    • technological- assisted games (e.g., Nintendo WII movement games). 
    • Note, CMS will not fund complex, high-cost technology, such as virtual reality, artificial intelligence, or simulation projects.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Civil Money Penalty Fund Program
123 Robert S. Kerr. Ave Suite 1702
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-6406

Physical Address:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Civil Money Penalty Fund Program
123 Robert S. Kerr. Ave Oklahoma City, OK
Tel: (405) 426-8165
Fax: (405) 900-7559