WACs > Title 388 > Chapter 388-01 > Section 388-01-170
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Can DSHS release public records to its offices and to outside agencies?
(1) For the purposes of this chapter, outside agencies include, but are not limited to, group homes, mental health centers, drug and alcohol agencies, and other state agencies.
(2) DSHS may release public records to its offices and to outside agencies when the information relates to the administration of DSHS programs unless exempt by 45 C.F.R. 205.50 or other law.
(3) If an outside agency requests a public record for reasons other than information that relates to the administration of DSHS programs, the outside agency must have the individual's written authorization.
(4) Outside agencies receiving information are subject to applicable disclosure confidentiality laws.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.250 and 34.05.220. WSR 99-15-065, Â§ 388-01-170, filed 7/19/99, effective 8/19/99.]