2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 30. Guardian and Ward
§30-1-122. Confidential information filed with court.

Universal Citation: 30 OK Stat § 30-1-122 (2018)

A. Confidential information filed with or submitted to the court in conjunction with any proceeding pursuant to the Oklahoma Guardianship and Conservatorship Act, shall not constitute a public record and shall be sealed by the court. Access to confidential information shall be strictly controlled. Except upon court order, no confidential information shall be disclosed to persons other than:

1. The subject of the proceeding and the subject’s attorney;

2. The guardian ad litem;

3. If the subject of the confidential information is a ward, the guardian or conservator of such ward;

4. If the subject of the confidential information is the guardian or conservator, the ward and the subject’s attorney, and the attorney of such guardian or conservator;

5. Abstractors licensed pursuant to the Oklahoma Abstractors Law, for the purpose of having access to records regarding minors and determinations of persons as incapacitated or partially incapacitated persons pursuant to the Oklahoma Guardianship Act. Abstractors shall maintain the confidentiality of this data, except for such parts as are relevant to the land title being researched;

6. An authorized representative of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs upon presentation of proper identification; and

7. An authorized representative of the Department of Human Services upon presentation of proper identification.

B. The fact of the existence of a guardianship or conservatorship of a person or that person's estate shall not be considered confidential information.

Added by Laws 1988, c. 329, § 22, eff. Dec. 1, 1988. Amended by Laws 1989, c. 12, § 1, emerg. eff. March 27, 1989; Laws 1990, c. 323, § 79, operative July 1, 1990; Laws 1991, c. 18, § 2, emerg. eff. March 29, 1991; Laws 1992, c. 395, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1992; Laws 1999, c. 214, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1999.

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