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State Laws on Background Checks - Oklahoma

Oklahoma

57 Okl.St.Ann. §589

A person or business who offers or provides services to children shall conduct a name search of all employees, at least annually against registries maintained pursuant to the Oklahoma Sex Offenders Registration Act and the Mary Rippy Violent Crime Offenders Registration Act. The Oklahoma statute does not define “employee”.

All persons working with or providing services to children shall be required to sign a statement declaring that he or she is not currently required to register under the provisions of the Oklahoma Sex Offenders Registration Act or the Mary Rippy Violent Crime Offenders Registration Act. Compliance with the signed statement requirement shall be mandatory for all persons working with or providing services to children, and there shall be no liability or obligation placed upon any person or business to ascertain the truthfulness of the affidavit. Failure of any person or business who works with or provides services to children to conduct the annual name search of each person employed shall be a misdemeanor. Upon conviction for failure to conduct a name search, the violator shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00).

The Oklahoma Sex Offenders Registration Act can be viewed online at:

http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/DeliverDocument.asp?CiteID=103940

The Mary Rippy Violent Crime Offenders Registration Act can be viewed online at:

http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/DeliverDocument.asp?CiteID=440960

Public Access for registries maintained by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections is available online at the link below.

http://docapp065p.doc.state.ok.us/servlet/page?_pageid=395&_dad=portal30&_schema=PORTAL30