Reasons for Closed Records

The Kansas Open Records Act recognizes that some records contain information that is private in nature. For this reason, the Act lists a number of exceptions. Records which are closed for this reason may include:

  • Criminal investigation records
  • Medical treatment records
  • Notes and preliminary drafts
  • Personal information of public employees
  • Records containing personal information compiled for census purposes
  • Records that are protected by the attorney-client privilege or the rules of evidence
  • Several other specific records

Additional Details
For for a complete listing of exemptions, please refer to Chapter 45, Article 2 of the Kansas Statute Annotated (K.SA. 45-221).