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WAC 388-01-100

When may DSHS need to extend the time to respond to a public record request?

(1) DSHS may extend its estimated response time to:
(a) Locate and gather responsive records;
(b) Notify an individual or organization identified in or affected by the request;
(c) Determine whether requested records are exempt and whether all or part of the records may be released;
(d) Contact the requester to clarify the intent, scope, or specifics of the request.
(2) If a requester does not clarify an unclear request under subsection (1)(d) of this section, DSHS does not have to respond to the unclear parts of the request.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.56.040. WSR 18-05-021, § 388-01-100, filed 2/9/18, effective 3/12/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.250 and 34.05.220. WSR 99-15-065, § 388-01-100, filed 7/19/99, effective 8/19/99.]
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