2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 43A. Mental Health
§43A-10-109a. Uniform policies for Department employees providing services for vulnerable adults.

43A OK Stat § 43A-10-109a (2015) What's This?

A. The Commission for Human Services shall establish uniform policies detailing the responsibilities and duties of employees of the Department of Human Services when providing or arranging services for vulnerable adults whether the services are to be paid for by the vulnerable adult or from other private or public funds.

B. The policies shall include, but not be limited to:

1. The handling of the personal resources, such as bank accounts, cash, checks, notes, mortgages, trust deeds, sales contracts, stocks, bonds, certificates or other liquid assets of a vulnerable adult without prior approval of the supervisor;

2. Specific procedures for obtaining and handling repairs, personal services and other necessary actions to provide health care, food, shelter to or on behalf of a vulnerable adult;

3. Prohibiting an employee from any type of solicitation or charging, requesting or accepting any fee, gift, reward, or payment of any kind from individuals or staff for any services rendered as a volunteer, intern, or employee relating to vulnerable adults;

4. Prohibiting an employee from using contact with clients or any member or the client's support system for personal gain or personal relationships;

5. Prohibiting an employee, upon termination of any assignment, from making personal contact with former clients or any member of the client's support system and from using former contact with clients for personal gain;

6. Prohibiting an employee from buying items from clients;

7. Ensuring that no employee whose responsibilities relate in any manner to services provided to or on behalf of a vulnerable adult is subject to a conflict of interest which would impair the ability of the employee to carry out his or her employment duties in an impartial manner;

8. Sufficient oversight by administrative heads of local offices of the Department as to the provision for and arrangement of services to vulnerable adults; and

9. Such other requirements as deemed necessary by the Commission.

Added by Laws 2001, c. 310, § 2, emerg. eff. June 1, 2001.

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