Public Records Requests

  • The Western State Hospital Public Records/Discovery Coordinator (PR/DC) responds to public records requests from attorneys, other outside entities, patients, patient families, citizens and staff. There are specific legal exemptions for public records, including strict federal and state laws about providing patient records and other patient information.

  • Public records are recorded information, regardless of physical form. The term “public records” applies to any paper, correspondence, form, bound volume, film, magnetic medium, drawing or other document, regardless of form or physical characteristics, that has been created or received by any state agency during the course of public business.

  • To request public records, please contact the Public Records Coordinator at (253) 756-2727 or email WSHPUBLICDISCLOSURE@dshs.wa.gov