Gender Affirming Care Complaints

Sarika Ram filed this request with the Department of Health and Human Services of the United States of America.
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From: Sarika Ram

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

-Complaints submitted to Health and Human Services (at between January 1, 2018 and the date this request is processed including any of the following words/phrases:
- 'transgender'
- 'gender dysphoria'
- 'gender affirming care'
- 'gender affirming treatment'
- 'hormones'
- 'hormone therapy'
- 'hormone treatment'
- 'sex reassignment surgery'
- 'gender reassignment surgery'

Please provide materials on a rolling basis, as they become available.

If you have any questions, please feel free to clarify via phone at 610-637-7745.

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Sarika Ram


RE: FOIA Request # 2018-01385-FOIA-OS
August 23, 2018
Dear Sarika Ram,
Please see the attached acknowledgement letter regarding your FOIA request.
Bridget McFarland


Good morning and thank you for your email. The HHS FOIA office has not yet received any responsive records pertaining to your FOIA request. I have reached out to the appropriate program office to ascertain an estimated date of completion for the records search. I do apologize for the delay and hope to have an update soon.
Bridget McFarland

From: Department of Health and Human Services

Good afternoon,

Thank you for reaching out regarding the status of your request. Responsive records have been returned to our office for your request, and they are undergoing review by an analyst. Unfortunately, I can't provide a specific date of document delivery, but an estimate would be within the month.

If any additional information is needed, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Liz Webb
Government Information Specialist
FOI/PA Division
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

From: Department of Health and Human Services

RE: FOIA Request # 2018-01385-FOIA-OS

June 12, 2020

Dear Ms. Ram,

Attached please find a Denial Response letter and responsive records for your FOIA request.


Elizabeth Webb