Receiving Government Money Does Not Mean Your Organization is Subject to the Oklahoma Records Act

There is a common misconception that when an organization receives a request for records pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Records Act, that organization is subject to the act and must produce what it may consider to be confidential documents. In reality, many organizations are not subject to the Oklahoma Open Records Act at all—even those which receive government money. Even so, that does not stop records requests from showing up in the mailboxes of exempt organizations. This means that if your organization receives one of these requests, it is important to analyze first whether your organization falls within the scope of the act. More.