Public Records Request Log - Delaware Department of Health and Social Services

Erik Peterson filed this request with the Department of Health and Social Services of Delaware.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Erik Peterson

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Delaware's Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

A log of public records requests submitted to the Department of Health and Social Services that lists the date of request, the requester's name, the requester's organizational affiliation, a description of the request and the date the request was filled. Ideally I would like this information for the period from 2004 to the present.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, and is made in the process of academic research and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.


Erik Peterson
PhD Candidate
Department of Political Science
Stanford University

From: Fredel, Jill (DHSS)

April 7, 2015

Dear Mr. Peterson,

Attached is your original FOIA request and the first portion of our response, the merged logs for the Department of Health and Social Services and our Division of Public Health for 2014 and through March 2015.

We are also merging a similar document for 2013.

Under Delaware's FOIA law, state agencies were not required to keep a FOIA log until 2013.

After we send the combined 2013 FOIA log, which we are compiling now, that will satisfy you request.

Many thanks,

Jill Fredel
Director of Communications
Delaware Department of Health and Social Services
302-357-7498 (cell)
302-255-9047 (office)

Good afternoon ~

Attached is a FOIA request that we received via fax today. Hard copies of this document will also be provided to you.

Thank you,

Sharon L. Ainsworth
Administrative Specialist II
DHSS ~ Office of the Secretary
1901 N. DuPont Highway
Main Administration Building
New Castle, DE 19720
Phone: (302) 255-9044
Fax: (302) 255-4429