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*** CHANGE IN 2024 *** (SEE 1877-S2.SL) ***
(1) The files and records of court proceedings under this chapter and chapter 71.34 RCW shall be closed but shall be accessible to:
(a) The department;
(b) The department of social and health services;
(c) The authority;
(d) The state hospitals as defined in RCW 72.23.010;
(e) Any person who is the subject of a petition;
(f) The attorney or guardian of the person;
(g) Resource management services for that person;
(h) Service providers authorized to receive such information by resource management services; and
(i) The Washington state patrol firearms background division to conduct background checks for processing and purchasing firearms, concealed pistol licenses, alien firearms licenses, firearm rights restoration petitions under chapter 9.41 RCW, and release of firearms from evidence, including appeals of denial.
(2) The authority shall adopt rules to implement this section.


FindingsIntentEffective date2018 c 201: See notes following RCW 41.05.018.
Effective dates2016 sp.s. c 29: See note following RCW 71.05.760.
Short titleRight of action2016 sp.s. c 29: See notes following RCW 71.05.010.
Effective date2013 c 200: See note following RCW 70.02.010.
FindingsIntentSeverabilityApplicationConstructionCaptions, part headings, subheadings not lawAdoption of rulesEffective dates2005 c 504: See notes following RCW 71.05.027.
AlphabetizationCorrection of references2005 c 504: See note following RCW 71.05.020.
Contingent effective date1989 c 205 §§ 11-19: "Sections 10 [11] through 19 of this act shall take effect on July 1, 1995, or when regional support networks are established." [ 1989 c 205 § 24.] See note following chapter digest.
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