Prescription Drug Larcenies- Manhattan VA

Vaughn Golden filed this request with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 17-09094-F
Status
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From: Vaughn Golden

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All VA police reports involving the larceny, theft, or similar misconduct of scheduled prescription medications from the Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System between the dates 01/01/2014 and present.

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.

Sincerely,

Vaughn Golden

From: Marakowski, Deana M

Good Morning,

Attached please find a referral letter issued to you on June 5, 2017. Within this letter is are the points of contact for your FOIA request. Please refer to the individuals within this letter to inquire about the status of your request.

Thank you,
Deana

Deana Marakowski
VHA FOIA Officer
Information Access and Privacy Office
Health Information Governance
Office of Informatics and Information Governance
810 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington D.C. 20420
Tel. 717-675-8363
Fax. 202-273-9387

From: Dean, Lindsay

Dear Vaughn Golden:

This acknowledges receipt of your May 31, 2017 request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552, for a copy of:

"Request all police reports involving the larceny, theft, or similar misconduct of scheduled prescription medications from the New York Harbor Healthcare System, Brooklyn VA Medical Center between the dates 1/1/2014 and present."

"Request all police reports involving the larceny, theft, or similar misconduct of scheduled prescription medications from the New York Harbor Healthcare System, Manhattan VA Medical Center between the dates 1/1/2014 and present."

Information about your FOIA request

The New York Harbor Healthcare System FOIA Office received your FOIA request on June 5, 2017. We assigned your FOIA request the tracking number 17-09094. Please include this tracking number in all future communications concerning this FOIA request.

We began looking for record[s] responsive to your request on June 5, 2017. We will search for records responsive to your FOIA request that were gathered or created by the Agency before this date.

When we have completed our search for records responsive to your FOIA request, we will send you another letter telling you the results of that search and our next step in processing your request.

Unfortunately, we have been delayed in processing your request. The service who potentially holds responsive records is still manually searching their system for key words that would pull records related to your request. Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552, we need approximately an additional 10 workdays to search for reports that may be responsive to your FOIA request. When we are able to provide records responsive to your FOIA request, we will send you another letter telling you the results and our next step in processing your request. We estimate that we should close this FOIA request around July 14, 2017.

Who to contact if you have any questions concerning your FOIA request.

The facility FOIA Officer, Lindsay S. Dean, is processing your FOIA request. If you have any questions about your request, you may contact the FOIA Officer at (212) 951-5944 between 7:30am and 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, except for Federal holidays.

Sincerely,

Lindsay Dean
NYHHS Privacy/FOIA Officer
Phone: (212) 951-5944
Fax: (718) 630-3737

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From: Dean, Lindsay

Dear Vaughn Golden:
I have attached the initial agency decision letter and responsive records. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Lindsay Dean

From: Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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