Line by Line Review

  1. Review the requested record line by line to determine whether a reasonable person would agree that releasing the record would reveal information that is subject to this exception.
  2. If the detailed review determines that the exception applies to the entire record or a portion of the record, go to Exercise of Discretion unless the exception is mandatory, in which case proceed to Severance.
  3. If the detailed review determines that none of the requested information may be withheld under this section, then this exception does not apply. If you are unsure, contact the program area.
  4. Check to see if another exception applies. If so, repeat #2 and 3 above.
  5. If the information is subject to section 12, 14, 15, 16, and/or 18, consultations with another public body may be necessary. See Procedures in the relevant section for further details.
  6. Recommend to the head that the record be released, unless another exception applies.