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WAC 296-800-340

Protecting the identity of the source of confidential information.

The department must:
• Not reveal the source of information when a promise has been made to keep the identity of the source confidential.
• Not disclose information that would reveal the source's identity, whenever a department file contains an investigative report or information from a source under a promise of confidentiality.
– The contents of an investigative report may be withheld only to the extent necessary to conceal the identity of the source.
– When information is withheld, the records officer must give a general characterization of the information withheld, but must not reveal the identity of the information's source.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-11-038, § 296-800-340, filed 5/9/01, effective 9/1/01.]
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