Maternal Death Data Frame (Department of Health)

Adanya Lustig filed this request with the Department of Health of Arkansas.
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Rejected

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From: Adanya Lustig

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), Ark. Code Ann. § § 25-19-101 to 25-19-109, I hereby request the following records:

The data record layout, data frame, or any equivalent data framework used by this agency to document maternal deaths. Materials responsive to this portion of this request should include reference to the data elements collected by this department and should not include any personal information. Please feel free to redact any personally-identifying information.

If any clarification is necessary, please feel free to call the MuckRock Office at 617-299-1832.

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.

Sincerely,

Adanya Lustig

From: Department of Health

I am one of the attorneys for the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). You have requested documents and data concerning maternal deaths , apparently pursuant to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), in an email dated November 6, 2017 which also refers to a October 19th request which I have not received. However, it appears that you are a citizen of Massachusetts. You may wish to reflect on the United States Supreme Court case of McBurney v. Young , No. 12-17 , 569 U.S. _____, 133 S. Ct. 1709 (2013). The Supreme Court , in an unanimous decision , ruled that noncitizens of Virginia could not avail themselves of that state's FOIA law. Arkansas has a similar provision : (Arkansas Code §25 -19 -105(a)(1)(A)). Therefore, your request is denied.

Reginald A. Rogers
Deputy General Counsel
Arkansas Department of Health
4815 W. Markham St., Slot 31
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205

Phone : (501) 661 - 2609
Cell : (501) 944 - 2962
Fax : (501) 661 - 2357

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