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PDFWAC 388-60B-0045

Program records requirementsWhat records must programs keep?

(1) The program must keep all records associated with the provision of services for domestic violence assessment or intervention treatment for a minimum of seven years.
(2) In the event of a program or agency closure:
(a) The program must ensure all participants' records are kept and managed for at least seven years after the closure and destroy records in a manner that preserves confidentiality;
(b) The program must provide each participant currently being served with:
(i) Notice of the program closure or program cancellation at least thirty days before the date of closure or program cancellation;
(ii) Assistance with relocation for domestic violence intervention treatment; and
(iii) Information on how to access domestic violence intervention treatment records to which the participant is entitled;
(c) The closing program must notify the department that the program will either:
(i) Continue to retain and manage all participant records; or
(ii) Arrange for the continued storage and management of all participant records;
(d) The closing program must notify the department in writing and include the name of the certified program storing and managing the records, provide the method of contact such as a telephone number or electronic address, and provide the mailing and street address where the records will be stored;
(e) Programs run by sole practitioners must name an emergency contact person who will be responsible for the program's records should the sole practitioner be unable to do so due to illness or death; and
(f) When any program or agency storing and maintaining participant records receives an authorized request for a record, the record must be provided to the requester within a reasonable period of time.
[WSR 19-15-044, recodified as § 388-60B-0045, filed 7/11/19, effective 7/28/19. WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-60A-0045, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 26.50.150. WSR 18-12-034, § 388-60A-0045, filed 5/29/18, effective 6/29/18.]
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