Arkansas Health Data Use Agreement

Kyra Senese filed this request with the Department of Health of Arkansas.
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From: Dustin Jayroe


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act § 25-19-101 et seq., we request that a copy of the following documents be provided:

The executed Date Use Agreement (“DUA”) filed between the department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) related to coronavirus vaccine data sharing, including, but not limited to, all legal justifications for deidentified letter, amendments, attachments, appendices (including Appendix C, D and F, visible in CDC’s Sharepoint portal) and subsequent riders to the existing contract

If there are any fees for searching or copying these records, please inform us first if the cost will exceed $50. However, the law allows you to impose a waiver or reduction of fees when information is sought in the public interest, as is the case for this request.We are a nonprofit organization working on behalf of news organizations, academics and other public bodies to provide clear, timely information for public dissemination and we have recently published our findings in The New York Times, The Washington Post and other publications.

This information is in the public interest as coronavirus remains a threat to public health. The Arkansas Freedom of Information Act requires a response within three business days. If access to the records I am requesting will take longer, please contact me with information about when I might expect copies or the ability to inspect the requested records.
Please provide any responsive records in electronic format by email attachment, if at all possible.

For any documents that are withheld on the grounds of an exemption, privilege, or other reason, please justify each omission separately by reference to specific exemptions of the law, and release all reasonably segregable portions of otherwise exempt material.

We reserve the right to appeal any decisions. We will only modify this request in writing, not via telephone.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Please note that I am a citizen of Arkansas, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.

Sincerely,

Dustin Jayroe

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