2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 43A. Mental Health
§43A-2-224. Collection of information for administrative purposes - Confidentiality.

43A OK Stat § 43A-2-224 (2015) What's This?

A. The Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services shall have the authority to collect information sufficient to meet the administration’s needs related to oversight, management, evaluation, performance improvement and auditing of mental health, and substance abuse services and combating and preventing mental illness and substance abuse.

B. The individual forms, computer tapes and other forms of data collected by and furnished to the Department shall be confidential and shall not be public records as defined in the Oklahoma Open Records Act.

Except as otherwise provided by state and federal confidentiality laws, identifying information shall not be disclosed and shall not be used for any public purpose other than the creation and maintenance of anonymous datasets for statistical reporting and data analysis.

Added by Laws 2003, c. 46, § 9, emerg. eff. April 8, 2003. Amended by Laws 2005, c. 348, § 12, eff. July 1, 2005.

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