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PDFWAC 110-01-0240

Types of records that may be exempt from disclosure.

(1) Public records and information may be exempt from disclosure or production under chapter 42.56 RCW or other state or federal laws. Commonly applicable exemptions include, but are not limited to, the following:
(a) Under RCW 42.56.230(1), personal information in files maintained for welfare recipients and patients or clients of public institutions or public health agencies;
(b) Under RCW 42.56.230(2), personal information in files maintained for a child enrolled in licensed child care;
(c) Under chapter 13.50 RCW and related federal laws, information and records;
(d) Under chapter 26.33 RCW and related federal laws, information and records about adoption;
(e) Under RCW 42.56.230(3), personal information in files maintained for department employees or elected officials to the extent that disclosure would violate their privacy rights;
(f) Under RCW 42.56.250, personal information in personnel records, public employment related records, volunteer rosters, or included in any mailing list of employees or volunteers of any public agency; and
(g) Under RCW 42.56.640(2), names of family child care providers.
(2) If the requested public record contains information that is exempt from public disclosure, the department may:
(a) As appropriate, release the nonexempt portion, explaining what exemptions apply to redacted portions of the record;
(b) As appropriate, deny release of the entire record and send a written explanation citing the exemption that applies to the denial; or
(c) When a denial would reveal confidential information, neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested records and provide the legal basis for confidentiality as if the responsive records existed.
[WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-01-0240, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.070 and chapter 42.56 RCW. WSR 18-13-009, § 170-01-0240, filed 6/6/18, effective 7/7/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.56.040, 43.215.070, and chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 12-09-035, § 170-01-0240, filed 4/11/12, effective 5/12/12.]
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