YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION

Your contact information helps us in case we need more information from you to properly investigate your concern. It also allows us to contact you with the results of our investigation. If the information you provide is incorrect or inadequate, we may not be able to respond to your concern. We do not respond to certain anonymous complaints, such as in cases of disease investigation. 


DETAILS ABOUT REQUESTS FOR CONFIDENTIALITY

When requested, we do not release your name or personal information during the normal course of a complaint investigation; however, your identity and personally identifying information are not automatically protected in all situations. RCW 42.56.240 allows us to withhold information revealing the identity of persons who are witnesses to crimes or who file complaints with us as an investigative agency if that person believes the disclosure would endanger his/her life, physical safety, or property. If we receive a public records request, your identity and personally identifying information will be provided to anyone upon request unless these conditions are met:

  • You are reporting a potential Health District regulatory or enforcement violation; and
  • You specifically request confidentiality; and
  • Your confidentiality is protected under Washington State law (RCW 42.56).

Even if you request confidentiality and your identity is protected in a public records request, we may be required to disclose your identity in response to a subpoena, court order, or other legal process. 


YOU MUST INDICATE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING THREE OPTIONS TO FILE A COMPLAINT:

  • I have provided my contact information and am not requesting that my identity remain confidential.
  • I have provided my contact information and want my identity to be confidential.
  • I choose not to provide my contact information.