2019 Measles Public Health Emergency Declaration

Annette Huenke filed this request with the Department of Health of Washington.
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Communications

From: Annette Huenke


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all communications, including but not limited to, email and written correspondence,
dated from September 1, 2018 to February 2, 2019
between the Washington State Department of Health (WADOH), including any of its committees or committee members,
and:

the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

containing references to any of the following subject matter:

measles, MMR, vaccination, immunization, exemptions, exclusions, prevention, control, communicable disease, notifiable conditions, assessment, disease surveillance, epidemiology, foundational public health services (FPHS), state of emergency, HB1638 (2019 session), SB5332 (2019 session)

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.

Sincerely,

Annette Huenke

From: Department of Health

Good morning,

Thank you for your inquiry.

My understanding is that this request has been forwarded to our agency public disclosure office at PRD@doh.wa.gov<mailto:PRD@doh.wa.gov> and that they have responded to your request. They are overseeing the gathering of records across the agency as necessary to respond.

Please let me know if I may be of further assistance.

Sincerely,

Richard Stringfellow
Forms and Records Analyst 3
Health Systems Quality Assurance
Public Disclosure Unit
Washington State Department of Health
richard.stringfellow@doh.wa.gov
360-236-4832 | www.doh.wa.gov<http://www.doh.wa.gov/>
Gender Pronouns: he/him
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From: Department of Health

Good morning,

Just forwarding along as with these previous requests. Please let me know if I may be of further assistance.

Sincerely,

Richard Stringfellow
Forms and Records Analyst 3
Health Systems Quality Assurance
Public Disclosure Unit
Washington State Department of Health
richard.stringfellow@doh.wa.gov
360-236-4832 | www.doh.wa.gov<http://www.doh.wa.gov/>
Gender Pronouns: he/him
[cid:image001.png@01D50000.0D4D56F0]<https://www.doh.wa.gov/Newsroom/SocialMedia>

From: Department of Health

Good morning,

You may expect the next installment of records on or before May 29, 2019. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Khadijah Ali
Office for Civil Rights and Risk Management
Forms and Records Analyst
Washington State Department of Health
Khadijah.Ali@doh.wa.gov<mailto:Khadijah.Ali@doh.wa.gov>
360-236-3912| www.doh.wa.gov<http://www.doh.wa.gov>

From: Department of Health

May 17, 2019

Dear Annette Huenke:
We received your public records request on February 4, 2019. On March 20, 2019 you narrowed the scope of your request, seeking the following records:
"Any and all communications, including but not limited to, email and written correspondence,
dated from December 15, 2018 to February 2, 2019
between the Washington State Department of Health (WADOH), including any of its committees or committee members,
and:
-the office of Governor of Washington State, Jay Inslee
-the office of Washington State Secretary of Health, John Wiesman
-Clark County Public Health Department
-the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
-the Association of Immunization Managers (AIM)
-the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
containing references to any of the following subject matter: measles, MMR, vaccination, immunizations, exemptions, exclusions, prevention, control, communicable disease, notifiable conditions, assessment, disease surveillance, epidemiology, foundational public health services (FPHS), state of emergency, HB1638 (2019 session), SB5332 (2019 session)"
We have attached 252 pages as responsive records to your public records disclosure request for a second installment. There were no redactions to this set of records. The fee was waived for this installment.
WAC 246-08-990<https://app.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=246-08-990> (RCW 42.56.120) authorizes the Department of Health to collect reasonable costs for providing copies. There may be a fee for the next installment.
We estimate the agency will be able to locate, assemble, review for exemptions, and then provide the next installment of records responsive to your request on or before July 19, 2019.
In the event you no longer need the requested records or have any questions, please contact me.
Sincerely,

Khadijah Ali
Office for Civil Rights and Risk Management
Forms and Records Analyst
Washington State Department of Health
Khadijah.Ali@doh.wa.gov<mailto:Khadijah.Ali@doh.wa.gov>
360-236-3912| www.doh.wa.gov<http://www.doh.wa.gov>

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