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Wash. Rev. Code § 70.58.082

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Vital records — Rules — Release of copies

The department of health must establish rules for releasing copies of vital records. These rules must contain “standards for security and confidentiality and prevent the fraudulent use of records. The state must maintain vital records in a paper format that has “security features to deter unauthorized use of the records.

State, local, and federal government agencies may access copies of vital records upon payment of a fee. The department of health may enter into agreements with agencies located out of Washington regarding the exchange of vital records. These agreements must address how each agency may use the information contained in the vital records as well as the means for retaining and disposing of the information.


Current as of June 2015