HOUSE BILL 2090
State of Washington 57th Legislature 2001 Regular Session
By Representatives Carrell, Boldt, Lambert, McMorris, Veloria, Bush, Esser, Ericksen, Lantz, Campbell and Woods
Read first time 02/14/2001. Referred to Committee on Judiciary.
AN ACT Relating to causes of action against the department of social and health services for the use or release of false or inaccurate information in department records; and adding a new section to chapter 43.20A RCW.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 43.20A RCW to read as follows:
A person has a cause of action for damages against the department if the department maintains in any of its records information pertaining to the person that the department knows or reasonably should know is false or inaccurate and the use or release of the false or inaccurate information causes injury to the person. Damages that may be recovered include pecuniary damages and damages for emotional distress and mental anguish.
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