400-06-110 - Requests for public records

400-06-110. Requests for public records

In accordance with requirements of chapter 42.56 RCW that agencies prevent unreasonable invasions of privacy, protect public records from damage or disorganization, and prevent excessive interference with essential functions of the agency, public records may be inspected or copied or copies of such records may be obtained, by members of the public, upon compliance with the following procedures:

(1) A request shall be made in writing (or by fax or electronic mail if desired) upon a form prescribed by the partnership, which shall be available at its office. A request that is made other than upon the form prescribed by the office is permissible, but must provide the information listed in (a) through (e) of this subsection. The form shall be presented to the public records officer; or to any member of the partnership's staff, if the public records officer is not available, at the office of the agency during customary office hours. The request shall include the following information:

(a) The name, address, telephone numbers, and organization represented, if any, of the person requesting the record;

(b) The time of day and calendar date on which the request was made;

(c) The nature of the request;

(d) If the matter requested is referenced within the current index maintained by the records officer, a reference to the requested record as it is described in such current index; and

(e) If the requested matter is not identifiable by reference to the partnership's current index, an appropriate description of the record requested.

(2) In all cases in which a member of the public is making a request, it shall be the obligation of the public records officer or staff member to whom the request is made to assist the member of the public in appropriately identifying the public record requested.

Statutory Authority: Chapter 90.71 RCW. 10-12-009, § 400-06-110, filed 5/20/10, effective 6/20/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.250 through 42.17.320, 1985 c 451 and chapter 90.70 RCW. 86-04-055 (Order 86-02, Resolution No. 5), § 400-06-110, filed 2/3/86.

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