490-276-110 - Review of denials of public records requests
490-276-110. Review of denials of public records requests
(1) Any person who objects to the denial of a request for a public record may petition for prompt review of such decision by tendering a written request for review. The written request shall specifically refer to the written statement which constituted or accompanied the denial.
(2) The written request by a person demanding prompt review of a decision denying a public record shall be submitted to the executive director of the board, or his or her designee.
(3) Within two business days after receiving the written request by a person petitioning for a prompt review of a decision denying a public record, the executive director of the board, or his or her designee, shall complete such review.
(4) During the course of the review the executive director, or his or her designee, shall consider the obligations of the board to comply with the intent of chapter 42.17 RCW insofar as it requires providing full public access to official records, but shall also consider the exemptions provided in RCW 42.17.310 or other pertinent statutes, and the provisions of the statute which require the board to protect public records from damage or disorganization, prevent excessive interference with essential functions of the agency, and prevent any unreasonable invasion of personal privacy by deleting identifying details.
Statutory Authority: Chapter 28C.18 RCW. 93-06-005, § 490-276-110, filed 2/18/93, effective 2/18/93.
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