Maternal Death Data Frame (Department of Health & Environment)

Adanya Lustig filed this request with the Department of Health & Environment of Kansas.
Tracking # L1700745
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From: Adanya Lustig

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Kansas Open Records Act (K.S.A. 45-215), I hereby request the following records:

The data record layout, data frame, or any equivalent data framework used by this agency to document maternal deaths. Materials responsive to this portion of this request should include reference to the data elements collected by this department and should not include any personal information. Please feel free to redact any personally-identifying information.

If any clarification is necessary, please feel free to call the MuckRock Office at 617-299-1832.

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,

Adanya Lustig

From: Department of Health & Environment

Good afternoon:

This communication is an initial response to your request under the Kansas Open Records Act (KORA).

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) KORA Officer has received your KORA request. Your request identifier is provided in the subject line of this communication. Please refer to that identifier in any future correspondence pertaining to your request.

If KORA applies to your request, your request will be forwarded for processing. KDHE may not be able to immediately grant access to or disclose requested records due to the number of records requests KDHE receives and because KDHE must review every received request. If permitted by Kansas law, KDHE will generally grant access to or disclose the existing public record(s) to which your request applies within ten business days after the date of this communication. However, federal and/or state law may limit or prohibit access to or disclosure of records or otherwise exempt records from public access or disclosure.

KDHE may charge and require advance payment of a fee for providing access to or disclosing records in order to recoup request fulfillment costs including, but not limited to, the cost(s) of staff time and computer services required to fulfill your request. You will receive notice if advance payment is required or if the cost(s) of fulfilling your request exceed(s) the initially estimated or requested fee.

Please contact KDHE using the below information if you have questions.

Sincerely,

Katelyn Radloff
KORA Officer & Attorney
Office of Legal Services
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 560
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1371
Phone: 785-296-5334
Fax: 785-559-4272

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From: Department of Health & Environment

Good afternoon:

Your KORA request was received by email on October 19, 2017 It was subsequently assigned a request identifier and forwarded on to the correct division at KDHE for fulfillment. It is currently being reviewed and processed by staff.

If permitted by Kansas law, KDHE will generally grant access to or disclose the existing public record(s) to which your request applies within ten business days after the date of the initial communication. However, federal and/or state law may limit or prohibit access to or disclosure of records or otherwise exempt records from public access or disclosure.

Sincerely,

Katelyn Radloff
KORA Officer & Attorney
Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Office of Legal Services
1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 560
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1371
Phone: 785-296-5334
Fax: 785-559-4272

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This communication, including any material accompanying this communication, is confidential and intended for the sole use of the identified recipient(s). It may be protected by the attorney-client privilege, the attorney work product doctrine, and/or other law(s) affecting or applying to this communication. You may not use this communication, or any material accompanying this communication, in any way if you are not an identified recipient or otherwise received this communication in error. Please immediately contact the sender of this communication by e-mail or telephone for further instructions regarding the disposition of this communication if you are not an identified recipient or otherwise received this communication in error.

From: Department of Health & Environment

Good morning:

Thank you for your Kansas Open Records Act [KORA] request to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment [KDHE]. Your request states that you are seeking the following information:

The data record layout, data frame, or any equivalent data framework used by this agency to document maternal deaths. Materials responsive to this portion of this request should include reference to the data elements collected by this department and should not include any personal information. Please feel free to redact any personally-identifying information.
Program staff has had the opportunity to review and assess the KORA request you submitted via email. KDHE has determined your request may be partially granted. Attached please find the death data dictionary that the State utilizes.

In regards to the rest of your request, KDHE has determined that we do not possess the records you request. Moreover, as KORA does not require a public agency to create a record in order to respond to requests for information, your request will be closed. No fees will be assessed for this KORA request.

If you have questions regarding this letter or your request, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your interest in Kansas government and your patience in awaiting our response.

Sincerely,

Katelyn Radloff
KORA Officer & Attorney
Office of Legal Services
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 560
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1371
Phone: 785-296-5334
Fax: 785-559-4272

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This communication, including any material accompanying this communication, is confidential and intended for the sole use of the identified recipient(s). It may be protected by the attorney-client privilege, the attorney work product doctrine, and/or other law(s) affecting or applying to this communication. You may not use this communication, or any material accompanying this communication, in any way if you are not an identified recipient or otherwise received this communication in error. Please immediately contact the sender of this communication by e-mail or telephone for further instructions regarding the disposition of this communication if you are not an identified recipient or otherwise received this communication in error

From: Adanya Lustig

Hi Katelyn,

Thank you!

Best,
Adanya

From: Department of Health & Environment

Please see the attached email that was sent to you on October 24, 2017.

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