Audit, license, and inspection reports

John Summers filed this request with the Massachusetts State Auditor of Boston, MA.
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From: John Summers


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Reports since 2015 of audits, license renewals, and inspections of human service programs operated by Toward Independent Living and Learning (TILL, Inc.), which is headquartered in Dedham, Massachusetts, including TILL's Autism Support Center, Behavioral Supports, Day/Vocational Services, Individual Support, Personal Care Services, Respite Services, Self-Directed Services, and Residential Services or "group homes" in Stoughton, Brookline, Brighton, Charlestown, and elsewhere.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

John Summers

From: Massachusetts State Auditor

John Summers:

I am the Records Access Officer for the Office of the State Auditor (OSA). I received your public records request in which you request, "Reports since 2015 of audits, license renewals, and inspections of human service programs operated by Toward Independent Living and Learning (TILL, Inc.), which is headquartered in Dedham, Massachusetts, including TILL's Autism Support Center, Behavioral Supports, Day/Vocational Services, Individual Support, Personal Care Services, Respite Services, Self-Directed Services, and Residential Services or "group homes" in Stoughton, Brookline, Brighton, Charlestown, and elsewhere."
The OSA does not possess or maintain records responsive to your request. I have attached, however, OSA audit reports from 2002 and 2013 of TILL, Inc. for your reference and review.

Please be advised that this office has waived all fees associated with this response but reserves the right to charge fees regarding any future request - if applicable.

If you object to the instant response to your request for public records, please be advised that you have the right to pursue an administrative appeal, pursuant to G. L. c. 66, §10A(a) and 950 Code Mass. Regs. § 32.08(1), with the Supervisor of Public Records within ninety (90) calendar days from receipt of this response. You may contact the Supervisor of Public Records at:

Supervisor of Records
Secretary of the Commonwealth
Public Records Division
McCormack Building, Room 1719
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108

Please also be advised that, in accordance with G. L. c. 66, §10A(c), you may seek judicial review of any unfavorable response through commencing a civil action in the Suffolk Superior Court.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Michael P. Ruane
Deputy General Counsel
Office of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump
One Ashburton Place, Room 1819
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 727-6200, Extension 5530

From: John Summers

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
John Summers

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