PDFWAC 284-24D-030

How will the commissioner ensure data confidentiality under RCW 48.140.060(2)?

RCW 42.56.400(11) protects data filed under chapter 48.140 RCW from public disclosure. To ensure data confidentiality, the commissioner will:
(1) Develop a secure web-based data reporting application;
(2) Train OIC staff on applicable laws and agency practices related to protecting confidential and privileged information;
(3) Limit access to the claim database to OIC staff responsible for preparing the statistical summaries and annual report;
(4) Develop and implement confidentiality procedures to be used by staff that has access to the closed claim database;
(5) Develop procedures to use if data are accidentally released; and
(6) Use aggregate data in summaries and reports so that individual claim data cannot be identified.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060, 48.140.060, and 7.70.140. WSR 07-12-057 (Matter No. R 2006-02), § 284-24D-030, filed 6/4/07, effective 7/22/07.]