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WAC 388-01-140

If a public record identifies or pertains to an individual or organization, other than the requester, is that individual or organization notified?

(1) If records responsive to a public records request identify or pertain directly to an individual or organization other than the requester, DSHS may notify the named individual or organization about the request.
(2) DSHS's third party notice may include:
(a) A copy of the original request;
(b) If appropriate, the records that identify or pertain to the third party;
(c) The date DSHS intends to release the record; and
(d) A statement that the third party may prevent release of the record by agreement or by bringing a lawsuit and getting an injunction against DSHS and the requester under RCW 42.56.540 prior to the intended release date.
(3) DSHS may inform the requester that:
(a) A third party has been notified of the request;
(b) DSHS provided the third party with a due date for objecting to disclosure; and
(c) In the absence of an agreement with the requester, the third party may bring a lawsuit against the requester and DSHS under RCW 42.56.540 to stop disclosure.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.56.040. WSR 18-05-021, § 388-01-140, filed 2/9/18, effective 3/12/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.250 and 34.05.220. WSR 99-15-065, § 388-01-140, filed 7/19/99, effective 8/19/99.]
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