The Public Records Act (PRA), chapter 42.56 RCW, requires that all public records as defined in the PRA are subject to public disclosure, unless an exemption from disclosure in the PRA or in some other statute applies.
Orcas Island Health Care District is committed to upholding the basic principles behind the state’s public records act which are that:
- the records belong to the people;
- local governments are merely the stewards of those records; and
- records should be provided to requestors if statutory exemptions or prohibitions do not clearly apply.