Emergency Contraception for Rape Victims (CT)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Department of Public Health of Connecticut.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:

–Hospitals that have been found in violation of the law requiring sexual assault victims to receive emergency contraception upon request

I also request that, if possible and pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-212(d), fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest and not made for commercial gain. The requested documents will be processed by a representative of the news media/press and made available to the public at MuckRock.com.

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 4 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Vanessa Nason

From: Department of Public Health

November 21, 2017

Vanessa Nason
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 45922
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Dear Ms. Nason:

The Department of Public Health (the “Department”) acknowledges receipt of your request under the Freedom of Information Act, dated November 16, 2017, for hospitals that have been found in violation of the law requiring sexual assault victims to receive emergency contraception upon request (“the request”).

The Department is processing your request and anticipates providing you with a final response within six weeks.

If I may be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me at (860) 509-7270.

Sincerely,

Maura Downes, MPA
Director of Communications
Connecticut Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06134
Phone - 860-509-7106
Cell – 860-250-8391
maura.downes@ct.gov<mailto:maura.downes@ct.gov>

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From: Department of Public Health

December 6, 2017

Vanessa Nason
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 45922
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Dear Ms. Nason:

The Department of Public Health (the “Department”) acknowledges receipt of your request under the Freedom of Information Act, dated November 16, 2017, for hospitals that have been found in violation of the law requiring sexual assault victims to receive emergency contraception upon request (“the request”).
Various sections within the Department, including the Facility Licensing & Investigations Section and the Office of Health Care Access, have reviewed their files for information relating to hospitals in violation of the law regarding sexual assault victims. Based upon that file search, they have not identified any information responsive to this request.

This completes the Department’s response to your request. I hope that this information is of assistance to you.

If I may be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me at (860) 509-7270.

Sincerely,

Maura Downes, MPA
Director of Communications
Connecticut Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06134
Phone - 860-509-7106
Cell – 860-250-8391
maura.downes@ct.gov<mailto:maura.downes@ct.gov>

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www.ct.gov/dph<http://www.ct.gov/dph>

From: Vanessa Nason

Hi!

I just want to clarify: Are there no documents because there have been no violations? Or would records of these violations be found elsewhere?

Thanks,
Vanessa

From: Department of Public Health

Ms. Nason:

Good morning. We responded on December 6, 2017. Please see below.

Thank you,
Jennifer

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