Express Scripts to CVS Caremark

Hayden Barnes, Esq. filed this request with the Department of Community Health of Georgia.
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From: Hayden Barnes, Esq.

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

All documentation related to the decision to switch the State Health Benefit Plan prescription benefit provider Express Scripts to CVS Caremark.

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,

Hayden Barnes, Esq.

From: Department of Community Health

Good afternoon.

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) acknowledges receipt of your Open Records Act Request #34703 which was received by the Office of General Counsel on February 26, 2018. You have requested "All documentation related to the decision to switch the State Health Benefit Plan prescription benefit provider Express Scripts to CVS Caremark.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes".
Your request is being reviewed to preliminarily determine whether any records may exist that would be responsive. Under the Georgia Open Records Act (GORA) at O.C.G.A. §50-18-71(b)(1)(A), the statute provides that if responsive records exist but are unavailable within three business days, the agency is to provide the requester with a description of such records and a timeline for when the records will be available. At this time, we are determining whether responsive records exist. In the event such records do exist, we anticipate providing you with a timeline to respond to your request by Friday, March 2, 2018 and each week thereafter until such request is fulfilled. Should these records become available sooner they will be reviewed and supplied to you shortly there-after.

Please be advised that the Open Records Act has a provision that allows an agency to charge for the production of records. Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 50-18-71(d), DCH will provide a cost estimate and obtain your confirmation to pay the charges before finalizing the request if the cost to produce the records is in excess of $25.00.

Please continue to correspond with us via the Open Records Mailbox (openrecordsrequest@dch.ga.gov) so that we may better assist you by keeping all interested parties up to date on this matter.

Thank you for your patience. Please advise if I can be of further assistance.

Valerie R. Harrell
Executive Assistant to the General Counsel
Georgia Department of Community Health
2 Peachtree Street, 40th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-656-7993 Phone
404-463-5025 Fax
vharrell@dch.ga.gov<mailto:vharrell@dch.ga.gov>

From: Department of Community Health

Good morning,

I am writing regarding your recent Open Records Act request. Responsive records have been identified and can be provided to you on CD or flash drive. Please provide the address to where you would like the records to be mailed. Thank you.

Franchesca Virgil
Paralegal
Office of General Counsel
Georgia Department of Community Health
2 Peachtree Street, 40th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-463-5291 Phone
770-344-5759 Fax
fvirgil@dch.ga.gov<mailto:fvirgil@dch.ga.gov>

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From: Muckrock Staff

Hello,
Can you please send the responsive documents to MuckRock, Dept. 49526, 411A Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02144. Thank you!

Caitlin

From: Department of Community Health

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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