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Title 478 WAC – University of Washington


Chapter 478–276 WAC: Governing Access to Public Records

WAC 478–276–010: Purpose.


This chapter is enacted by the board of regents of the University of Washington in compliance with the Public Records Act. The university adopts these rules and regulations so as to provide fullest assistance to inquirers and full public access to the university's public records while protecting those records from damage or disorganization; preventing excessive interference with other essential university functions, including the university's core education and research missions; and not unreasonably disrupting university operations.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130 and chapter 42.56 RCW. 13-05-073, § 478-276-010, filed 2/19/13, effective 3/22/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130, 2005 c 274, and Executive Order 97-02. 06-17-131, § 478-276-010, filed 8/22/06, effective 9/22/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130. 91-10-031, § 478-276-010, filed 4/24/91, effective 5/25/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130(1). 81-20-049 (Order 81-2), § 478-276-010, filed 10/2/81; Order 73-5, § 478-276-010, filed 5/29/73.]