137-150-040 - Confidentiality

137-150-040. Confidentiality

The information received by the department shall remain confidential and subject to the limitations on disclosure outlined in chapter 71.05 RCW and chapter 71.34 RCW except:

(1) The department may release the information to the indeterminate sentence review board as relevant to carry out its responsibility of planning and ensuring community protection with respect to persons under its jurisdiction.

(2) The department may use the information to meet its statutory duties to provide evidence or report to the court.

(3) The department may release the information to other state and local agencies as relevant to plan for and provide offenders transition, treatment, and supervision services, or as relevant and necessary to protect the public and counteract the danger created by a particular offender, and in a manner consistent with written agency policy.

(4) The department may release the information to individuals only with respect to offenders who have been determined by the department to have a high risk of reoffending by a risk assessment, as defined in RCW 9.94A.030, only as relevant and necessary for those individuals to take reasonable steps for the purpose of self-protection, or as provided in RCW 72.09.370(2).

01-17-004, ยง 137-150-040, filed 8/1/01, effective 9/1/01.

Reviser's note: Under RCW 34.05.030(1)(c), as amended by section 103, chapter 288, Laws of 1988, the above section was not adopted under the Administrative Procedure Act, chapter 34.05 RCW, but was published in the Washington State Register and codified into the Washington Administrative Code exactly as shown by the agency filing with history notes added by the code reviser's office.

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