NYC Hospital Rape Kit Destruction

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation of New York City, NY.
Due June 16, 2017
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

– Number of sexual assault evidence collection kits ("rape kits") performed from January 2000 to the date of this request
– Number of rape kits sent to law enforcement agencies
– Number of rape kits destroyed, and how long they spent in storage

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.


Vanessa Nason

From: Lockhart, Patricia

Re: FOIL Request - Records of Interest Pertaining to Rape Kit Destruction

Dear Requestor - Freedom of Information Law:

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request to the New York City Health + Hospitals made pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law.

Please be advised that your request is being processed, and to the extent that documentation exists and is appropriate for disclosure under FOIL, we will do so.

You will be contacted upon completion of our search and analysis, and of any reproduction fees in connection with your request in approximately twenty business days.

Thank you for your patience in this regard.


Patricia Lockhart
Secretary to the Corporation
Records Access Officer
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Office of the Chair
125 Worth Street – Room 519
New York, NY 10013