Maternal Death Data Frame (Department of Health and Human Services)

Adanya Lustig filed this request with the Department of Health and Human Services of Maine.
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From: Adanya Lustig

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Maine Freedom of Access Act ("FOAA"), 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.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by 1 M.R.S.A. ยง 408(6). The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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.

Sincerely,

Adanya Lustig

From: Department of Health and Human Services

Good morning Ms. Lustig

Please find attached a 10 year summary report for maternal deaths and manner of death. It is the only report that we run on maternal mortality and update it yearly. We are working on finalizing the 2016 file, so it has not been updated to include that year yet. It will probably be a couple more weeks before that is final. I can send when ready, in the meantime, I have attached the latest available.

Thank you.

Kim Haggan
Director and State Registrar
(207)287-5459
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention - Preserve ~Promote ~ Protect
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