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Must a treatment program keep information provided by or about the victim confidential?

(1) A treatment program must treat all information the victim provides to the program as confidential unless the victim gives written permission for the program to release the information.
(2) Information must be kept separate from any files for perpetrators.
(3) If a victim tells the treatment program that the participant has committed a new offense, the treatment program must encourage the victim to contact:
(a) Appropriate law enforcement agency; and
(b) The local domestic violence victim's program.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 26.50.150. WSR 01-08-046, ยง 388-60-0155, filed 3/30/01, effective 4/30/01.]
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