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PDFWAC 434-840-020

Exercise of program participant's privileges.

(1) At the time any state or local government agency creates a new record or updates an existing record, a program participant may request that the agency use the substitute mailing address as the participant's residence, work and/or school address.
(2) Program participants are solely responsible for requesting the use of a substitute address.
(3) A program participant shall show their authorization card to the agency official creating a new record and request address confidentiality through the use of the substitute mailing address as it appears on the authorization card, in lieu of their actual location.
(4) The agency official creating a new record may make a file photocopy of the authorization card and shall immediately return the authorization card to the program participant. The agency official may call the program to verify an individual's current participation status in the program.
(5) An agency shall accept the substitute address unless the agency has received a written exemption from the secretary of state pursuant to RCW 40.24.050 and WAC 434-840-070.
(6) For services delivered to an actual address or tied to residency in a particular jurisdiction, the state or local agency must request only the smallest portion of the actual address needed to provide services, in addition to the substitute address.
(7) In cases in which all or part of the actual address has been disclosed pursuant to this section, the substitute address must be used by the agency as the address of the program participant for all public data or purposes that the actual address is not required.
(8) The secretary of state, upon request of the agency, shall suggest measures that assist in protecting the actual address and the participant's name against disclosure in any way.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 40.24.090 and 40.24.030. WSR 19-12-002, § 434-840-020, filed 5/22/19, effective 6/22/19. Statutory Authority: RCW 40.24.090. WSR 05-13-059, § 434-840-020, filed 6/9/05, effective 7/10/05; WSR 98-19-063, § 434-840-020, filed 9/16/98, effective 10/17/98. Statutory Authority: 1991 c 23. WSR 91-20-074, § 434-840-020, filed 9/26/91, effective 10/27/91.]
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