WAC 284-03-030

Exemptions.

(1) The Public Records Act provides that a number of types of documents are exempt from public inspection and copying. In addition, documents are exempt from disclosure if any "other statute" exempts or prohibits disclosure. Requestors should be aware of the following exemptions found specifically in the insurance code (Title 48 RCW), that restrict the availability of some documents held by the OIC for inspection and copying:
(a) Medical malpractice - Closed claim reports - Annual reports, RCW 48.140.040 and 48.140.050.
(b) Confidentiality of documents, materials, or other information, RCW 48.02.065.
(c) Insurer's risk-based capital reports, RCW 48.05.510 through 48.05.535.
(d) Insurance fraud, RCW 48.30A.045 through 48.30A.065 and 48.135.060.
(e) Documents, materials, or information about insurer's transactions with affiliates, RCW 48.31B.015 (2)(l) and (m), 48.31B.025, and 48.31B.030.
(f) Documents, materials, or other information in the possession or control of the commissioner that are obtained by or disclosed to the commissioner or any other person in the course of an examination or investigation made pursuant to RCW 48.31B.035.
(g) Material acquisitions or disposition information, RCW 48.43.200, 48.44.530 through 48.44.555, and 48.46.600 through 48.46.625.
(h) Service contract provider's annual reports, RCW 48.110.040.
(i) Statistical summaries, RCW 48.140.040.
(2) The OIC is prohibited by statute from disclosing lists of individuals for commercial purposes.
This list is for informational purposes only and a failure to list an exemption shall not affect the efficacy of any exemption.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060, 48.31B.040, chapter 48.31B RCW, and 2015 c 122. WSR 15-22-062 (Matter No. R 2015-05), § 284-03-030, filed 10/30/15, effective 1/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060 and 42.56.040. WSR 12-03-087 (Matter No. R 2011-15), § 284-03-030, filed 1/15/12, effective 2/15/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060, 48.17.250, 48.17.300, 70.02.050 and 42.17.250. WSR 04-15-157 (Matter No. R 2003-10), § 284-03-030, filed 7/21/04, effective 8/21/04; Order R-75-1, § 234-03-030 (codified as WAC 284-03-030), filed 5/19/75.]