Emergency Contraception for Rape Victims (NJ) (Division of Acute Care Certificate of Need and Licensing)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Department of Health, Division of Acute Care Certificate of Need and Licensing of New Jersey.

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From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Jersey Open Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

–A list of hospitals that have been found in violation of the law requiring sexual assault victims to receive emergency contraception upon request

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.


Vanessa Nason

From: Department of Health, Division of Acute Care Certificate of Need and Licensing

Ms. Nason,

This will respond to the above referenced OPRA request. This request is not a valid OPRA request as it seeks information and not a specific government record. Please be advised that the information you are requesting does not exist in the form of a government record. Therefore, the custodian would be required to do research, in that they would need to review every file in their possession to determine if there were a complaint filed that meets your request's criteria and then create a list of those facilities. Per OPRA guidelines, custodians are not required to conduct research or create new documents in response to an OPRA request. As such, per N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1, et seq., your request is denied.

For additional information on what constitutes a valid OPRA request you can visit the Government Records Council FAQ site here: http://www.state.nj.us/grc/public/faqs/

Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

Thank you,

Wayne Casa
Records Custodian
Division of Certificate of Need & Licensing Department of Health
25 South Stockton Street, 2nd floor
PO Box 358
Trenton, NJ 08625-0358


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