VA institutional disclosures FY2015

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


From: CJ Ciaramella

To Whom It May Concern:

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

- All quarterly reports from VISNs on institutional disclosures of adverse events for fiscal year 2015.

Requestor is a full-time journalist. 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.


CJ Ciaramella

From: Cephas, Tracy

Good Afternoon CJ Ciaramella,

Attached to this message is VHA's acknowledgment of your FOIA Request. Mr. Jeffrey Parrillo will be processing your request and his contact information is listed on the attached letter. Please let me know if you should have any questions.

I would kindly appreciate your confirmation of receipt of this email. A hard copy of the attached letter will not follow in postal mail unless specifically requested by you.


Mrs. Tracy R. Cephas, Staff Assistant
VHA Central Office FOIA Office (10P2C1)
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420
Office: 202-461-5879
Fax: 202-273-9387
"I am a Disabled Army Veteran and former Army Civilian and I CARE!"

From: CJ Ciaramella

Just confirming receipt of this email. Thank you!



From: Parrillo, Jeffrey M. (VACO)

Good Afternoon,
Attached is the initial agency decision letter and responsive records regarding your FOIA request.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Thank you,

Jeffrey M. Parrillo MBA, MHA, CIPP/G
Veterans Health Administration (VHA) FOIA Officer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of Informatics and Information Governance
Health Information Governance Office, Information Access and Privacy Office,
VHA FOIA Office (10P2C1)
810 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20420
Phone: (202) 461-5543 Fax: (202) 273-9387

This document may contain information that is privileged, CONFIDENTIAL, and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify me immediately, as the use of this information is strictly prohibited.