Public Records Request Log - Minnesota Department of Human Services

Erik Peterson filed this request with the Department of Human Services of Minnesota.
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From: Erik Peterson

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Minnesota Data Practices Act, I hereby request the following documents:

A log of public records requests submitted to the Department of Human Services that lists the date of request, the requester's name, the requester's organizational affiliation, a description of the request and the date the request was filled. Ideally I would like this information for the period from 2004 to the present.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is made in the process of academic research and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.

Sincerely,

Erik Peterson
PhD Candidate
Department of Political Science
Stanford University

From: Gildemeister, Stefan (MDH)

Hi Erik - your message has reached the Health Department in Minnesota, while your request is for the MN Department of Human Services (DHS). I would recommend you contact the Commissioner's Office in DHS with your request. Contact information is available online: http://mn.gov/dhs/

Best of luck,
Stefan G.

Stefan Gildemeister
Director, Health Economics Program
State Health Economist
Minnesota Department of Health
85 E Seventh Place, Suite 220
Saint Paul, MN 55101

phone: 651-201-3554
email: Stefan.Gildemeister@state.mn.us<mailto:Stefan.Gildemeister@state.mn.us>
web: www.health.state.mn.us/healtheconomics<http://www.health.state.mn.us/healtheconomics>

From: Erik Peterson

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Minnesota Data Practices Act, I hereby request the following documents:

A log of public records requests submitted to the Department of Human Services that lists the date of request, the requester's name, the requester's organizational affiliation, a description of the request and the date the request was filled. Ideally I would like this information for the period from 2004 to the present.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is made in the process of academic research and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.

Sincerely,

Erik Peterson
PhD Candidate
Department of Political Science
Stanford University

From: Parsons, Ken V (DHS)

Dear Mr. Peterson:

Thank you for submitting your data request to the Minnesota Department of Human Services ("DHS"). Your request asked for data that is classified by DHS as private data under the Minnesota State Government Data Practices Act found at Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13. Additionally, because of the private nature of the requested data DHS does not maintain a log in the format that you requested. See also Minnesota Statutes section 13.46.

Sincerely,

Kenneth Parsons
Privacy Office
Legal Management Office
ken.parsons@state.mn.us<mailto:ken.parsons@state.mn.us>
651-431-2574

DATA REQUEST:

May 13, 2015
Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 64975
St. Paul, MN 55164-0975

This is a follow up to a previous request:
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Minnesota Data Practices Act, I hereby request the following documents:
A log of public records requests submitted to the Department of Human Services that lists the date of request, the requester's name, the requester's organizational affiliation, a description of the request and the date the request was filled. Ideally I would like this information for the period from 2004 to the present.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is made in the process of academic research and not for commercial usage.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.

Sincerely,
Erik Peterson
PhD Candidate
Department of Political Science
Stanford University

Caution: This e-mail and attached documents, if any, may contain information that is protected by state or federal law. E-mail containing private or protected information should not be sent over a public (nonsecure) Internet unless it is encrypted pursuant to DHS standards. This e-mail should be forwarded only on a strictly need-to-know basis. If you are not the intended recipient, please: (1) notify the sender immediately, (2) do not forward the message, (3) do not print the message and (4) erase the message from your system.

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