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PDFWAC 388-01-170

May DSHS release information or public records outside of the Public Records Act?

(1) A request for information is not a Public Records Act request.
(2) A request to access records under authority other than the Public Records Act is not a Public Records Act request, including but not limited to the following examples:
(a) Requests by current employees to access their personnel files under RCW 49.12.240;
(b) Requests by employees and labor unions to access employment records under collective bargaining agreements;
(c) Requests by qualified individuals and organizations to access confidential juvenile offender and child welfare records under chapter 13.50 RCW and related federal laws;
(d) Requests by qualified individuals or organizations to access confidential child support enforcement records under chapter 26.23 RCW and related federal laws;
(e) Requests by qualified individuals or organizations to access confidential adoption records under RCW 26.33.340;
(f) Requests for public access to confidential child welfare records under RCW 74.13.500 through 74.13.525;
(g) Requests by qualified individuals and organizations to access confidential health care information and medical records under chapter 70.02 RCW and related federal laws;
(h) Requests for records pursuant to a contract; and
(i) A legal subpoena for DSHS records.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.56.040. WSR 18-05-021, § 388-01-170, filed 2/9/18, effective 3/12/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.250 and 34.05.220. WSR 99-15-065, § 388-01-170, filed 7/19/99, effective 8/19/99.]
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