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WAC 388-61A-1060

What information must the domestic violence program keep confidential?

(1) Agents, employees, and volunteers of a domestic violence program must maintain the confidentiality of all personally identifying information, confidential communications, and all confidential information as defined in this chapter. Information that individually or together with other information could identify a particular victim of domestic violence must also be kept confidential.
(2) Any reports, records, working papers, or other documentation, including electronic files that are maintained by the domestic violence program and information provided to the domestic violence program on behalf of the client, must be kept confidential. Any information considered privileged by statute, rule, regulation, or policy that is shared with the domestic violence program on behalf of the client must not be divulged without a valid written waiver of the privilege that is based on informed consent, or as otherwise required by law.
(3) You must comply with the provisions of this section regarding confidential communications concerning clients regardless of when the client received the services of the domestic violence program.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 18-09-015, ยง 388-61A-1060, filed 4/10/18, effective 5/11/18.]
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