The companion home provider must consider all client record information privileged and confidential.
(1) Any transfer or inspection of records, to parties other than DSHS, must be authorized by a release of information form that:
(a) Specifically gives information about the transfer or inspection; and
(b) Is signed by the client or the client's legal representative.
(2) A signed release of information is valid for up to one year and must be renewed annually from the signature date.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.30 [71A.12.030] and Title 71A RCW. 07-16-102, § 388-829C-390, filed 7/31/07, effective 9/1/07.]