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Title 2 . Administration
Chapter 40 . Public Information
Section 150. Access to files

2 AAC 40.150. Access to files

(a) The administrator will, upon the request of an applicant or recipient or his or her legal representative, and within time limits prescribed in 6 AAC 95.070, send the applicant, recipient, or legal representative a copy of information contained in the applicant's or recipient's file. The identity of a person reporting information to the administrator on a confidential basis will not be released to an applicant, recipient, or agent.

(b) Personal information contained in files held by the administrator will not be made available to the public without written authorization of the affected applicant or recipient.

(c) The administrator will, in his or her discretion, release information contained in files held by the administrator to

(1) a publicly elected representative of the recipient;

(2) a candidate whose intent to represent the recipient in public office is registered with the Alaska Public Offices Commission;

(3) state agencies;

(4) political subdivisions of the state;

(5) agents, contractors, or grantees of the state; and

(6) others whose request is, in the opinion of the administrator, in the public interest.

(d) Information released under (c) of this section may be used only to distribute information regarding pending legislation or government programs that are of potential interest to bonus recipients, gather information from bonus recipients, or for other purposes that, in the opinion of the program administrator, are in the public interest. A determination of public interest will consider the governmental or academic use of the information and the recipient's right to privacy. Information disclosed under (c) of this section will be in a form and format determined by the administrator. The administrator will determine a fee for providing the disclosed information.

(e) A requester of information shall sign a form prescribed by the administrator in which the requester agrees not to share the information received with any other person or entity, not to release the information to the public except as specified in the written request for the information, and that the requester will return or destroy all copies of the information after completion of the use upon which the request for disclosure of the information is based.

History: Eff. 9/13/81, Register 79; am 10/8/82, Register 84; am 12/1/90, Register 117

Authority: AS 47.45.100 (1)

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