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Does DSHS charge for examining or copying public records?

(1) There is no fee for examining public records.
(2) DSHS charges one or more of the following fees for copies of public records:
(a) Up to fifteen cents per page for black and white photocopies of a record;
(b) The actual cost of manuals, blueprints, and other nonprinted materials such as audio or video tapes; and
(c) The cost of postage, when items are mailed (see RCW 42.17.260).
(3) Government agencies, or DSHS clients involved in an administrative hearing procedure, may receive public records reasonably related to the hearing free of charge.
(4) DSHS may waive copying and postage fees if:
(a) Providing a copy of the record assists in managing a program; or
(b) The expense of billing exceeds the copying and postage costs.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.250 and 34.05.220. WSR 99-15-065, ยง 388-01-080, filed 7/19/99, effective 8/19/99.]
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