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WAC 110-01-0206

Notifying third parties of a request.

(1) If records responsive to a public records request identify or pertain directly to an individual or organization other than the requestor, the department may notify the named individual or organization about the request.
(2) The department's third-party notice may include:
(a) A copy of the original request;
(b) If appropriate, a copy of the records that identify or pertain to the third party;
(c) The date the department 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 the department and the requestor under RCW 42.56.540 prior to the intended release date.
(3) The department may inform the requestor that:
(a) A third party has been notified of the request;
(b) The department provided the third party with a due date for objecting to disclosure; and
(c) The third party may bring a lawsuit against the requestor and the department under RCW 42.56.540 to prohibit disclosure.
[WSR 18-15-015, recodified as § 110-01-0206, filed 7/9/18, effective 7/9/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.070 and chapter 42.56 RCW. WSR 18-13-092, § 170-01-0206, filed 6/18/18, effective 7/19/18.]
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