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Per RCW 72.09.770, the Department of Corrections (DOC) shall conduct an Unexpected Fatality Review (UFR) Committee in any case in which the death of an incarcerated individual is unexpected, or any case identified by the Office of the Corrections Ombuds for review.

Upon conclusion of an unexpected fatality review, and within 120 days following the fatality, the DOC shall issue a report on the results of the review unless an extension has been granted by the governor. The DOC shall also develop an associated corrective action plan to implement any recommendations made by the review team in the unexpected fatality review report. The reports and corrective action plans must be posted and maintained on the department's public website within the specified statutory timeframes.

Unexpected Fatality Review Reports (600-SR001) and Corrective Action Plans (600-PL001 are posted on the Department of Corrections Website, and delivered to the Governor and state legislators. 

In addition to the individual UFR reports, RCW 43.06C.080 directs the OCO to issue an annual report to the legislature on the status of the implementation of unexpected facility review recommendations. 


Annual Review of UFR Reports, Committee Recommendations, and Corrective Action Plans

Date OCO Report
11/27/2023 Final Report

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