Review of denials of public records requests.
Agencies are required to establish a mechanism for the prompt review of decisions denying the inspection or copying of public records. In any case where a public record is denied in whole or in part the chair, or designee, shall immediately review the matter and either affirm or reverse the denial. The review is deemed complete at the end of the second business day following the denial of inspection or copying and constitutes final agency action for purposes of judicial review.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.155.040
(4) and (5). WSR 98-24-010, § 399-20-100, filed 11/19/98, effective 12/20/98. Statutory Authority: 1985 c 446 § 10. WSR 85-24-072 (Order 85-17), § 399-20-100, filed 12/4/85.]