|Submitted||Oct. 18, 2017|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/1 to 11), I hereby request the following records:
–A list of every hospital, clinic, or other institution that provides sexual assault forensic exams administered by a certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE).
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 5 business days, as the statute requires.
Dear Ms. Nason:
This correspondence is in response to your request for public records pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which the Illinois Department of Human Services received on October 18, 2017. Your request seeks the following:
* A list of every hospital, clinic, or other institution that provides sexual assault forensic exams administered by a certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE).
Please note, the State agency responsible for regulating health care facilities, including hospitals, is the Illinois Department of Public Health. As a result, the Illinois Department of Human Services does not have records responsive to your request. If you wish to submit a public records request to the Illinois Department of Public Health, please feel free to follow the instructions posted at http://www.dph.illinois.gov/foia.
To the extent you consider any portion of this response to be an improper denial of your FOIA request, you have a right to seek review by writing to the Public Access Counselor (PAC) at the following address:
Public Access Counselor
Office of the Attorney General
500 South 2nd Street
Springfield, Illinois 62706
If you choose to file a Request for Review with the PAC, you must do so within 60 calendar days of the date of this letter. 5 ILCS 140/9.5(a). Please note that you must include a copy of your original FOIA request and this response when filing a Request for Review with the PAC. You also have the right to seek judicial review of this response. 5 ILCS 140/11.
Thank you for your interest in the Illinois Department of Human Services.
Thomas D. Mulcrone
Associate General Counsel
Illinois Department of Human Services
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