(a) Record handling. Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) records are not destroyed except in strict accordance with the legal authorities included in DHS:2-21-51, records disposition schedules, or records disposition authorizations.
(b) Confidentiality. All records are handled in a confidential manner per OAC 340:1-1-20.
(c) Penalties. Any person who willfully violates the provisions of Section 590A of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes regarding destruction of records is guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment for a period of not more than three years, or by a fine of not more than $5,000, or both.
(d) Categories of records.
(1) Organizational records. Administrative, financial, personnel, and most machine-readable records are included in the organizational records category.
(2) Client case records. A case record may contain case history material, reports, forms, documents, evaluation materials, correspondence and any other information relating to the recipient.