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|Submitted||April 18, 2017|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to Michigan's Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:
A copy of all complaints filed against psychiatrist Colin Ross.
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.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 18, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
Dear Mr. Anderson:
The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has received your request for public records and has processed it under the provisions of the Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 1976 PA 442, MCL 15.231 et seq. Because of the nature of your request it was sent to the Bureau of Professional Licensing (BPL) to search for any non-exempt records that may be responsive to your request.
Your request has been denied. Please see comments below.
To the best of the LARA's BPL's knowledge, information, and belief, under the information provided by you or by any other description reasonably known to BPL, the public records do not exist (MCL 15.235(5)(b)). Please be aware that licensees are not tracked by specialty; therefore, records of Colin Ross, psychiatrist, are not available. However, in the spirit of cooperation, Colin Ross, MD, does not have allegations nor disciplinary actions filed against his license.
If you have questions concerning this matter, please feel free to contact the LARA FOIA Office at LARAFOIAInfo@michigan.gov<mailto:LARAFOIAInfo@michigan.gov>. To review a copy of LARA's written public summary, procedures, and guidelines, go to www.michigan.gov/lara<http://www.michigan.gov/lara>.
As to the denial of your request, under section 10 of the FOIA, MCL 15.240, the Department is obligated to inform you that you may do the following:
1) Appeal this decision in writing to Director Shelly Edgerton, Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, P.O. Box 30004, Lansing, MI 48909. The writing must specifically state the word "appeal" and must identify the reason or reasons you believe the denial [partial denial] should be reversed. The head of the Department or her designee must respond to your appeal within 10 business days of its receipt. Under unusual circumstances, the time for response to your appeal may be extended by 10 business days.
2) Commence an action in the Court of Claims within 180 days after the date of the final determination to deny the request. If you prevail in such an action, the court is to award reasonable attorney fees, costs, and disbursements, and possible damages.
LARA FOIA Office
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