Under what circumstances may the department exclude or deny information from release unless authorized by law or court order?

The department may withhold the following information unless authorized or ordered by the court:
(1) Information determined by the department to likely cause severe psychological or physical harm to the juvenile or the juvenile's parents;
(2) Information obtained in connection with provision of counseling, psychological, psychiatric, or medical services to the juvenile, when the services have been sought voluntarily by the juvenile, and the juvenile has a legal right to receive those services without the consent of any person or agency. Such information may not be disclosed to the juvenile's parents without the informed consent of the juvenile.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.13.031. WSR 01-08-047, ยง 388-25-0405, filed 3/30/01, effective 4/30/01.]
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