19-6-1 Nondisclosure and public rec-
ord. (a) Except as otherwise provided by relevant
law and as provided in K.A.R. 19-5-5 all records,
complaints, documents, reports filed with, sub-
mitted to, or made by the commission; all records
and transcripts of investigations and inquiries or
hearings of the commission under this act shall be
confidential. They shall not be open to inspection
by any individual other than a member of the
commission, an employee of the commission, or a
state officer or employee designated to assist the
commission. Nothing contained herein prohibits
disclosures as are reasonable and necessary to
properly investigate any matter. The following
shall be public records and open to public inspec-

    (1) a complaint and any amendments after a
probable cause determination;

    (2) an answer and any amendments with the
consent of the respondent;

    (3) all matters presented at a public meeting or
public hearing; and

    (4) all reports of the commission stating a final
finding of fact.

    (b) A person subject to an investigation or a
respondent may release any report or order issued
pursuant to K.A.R. 19-3-1 or K.A.R. 19-5-9 and
comment thereon. The confidentiality require-
ments of relevant law shall be observed by all
members of the commission and its staff.
(Authorized by K.S.A.1979 Supp. 25-4119a,
46-253; effective, E-76-52, Oct. 24, 1975;
effective, E-77-20, May 1, 1976;
effective Feb. 15, 1977; May 1, 1980, amended
January 20, 2010)