Emergency Contraception for Rape Victims (Department of Health)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Department of Health of Washington .
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From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:

–Records on emergency rooms that have been found in violation of Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 70.41.020 and § 70.41.350 (2002) which requires all hospital emergency rooms to provide emergency contraception as a treatment option to any woman who seeks treatment as a result of a sexual assault. Please limit my request from 2000 to Nov. 17, 2017.

Thank you.

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,

Vanessa Nason

From: Department of Health

Dear Vanessa Nason:

We received your public records request on December 29, 2017, for the following records:

–Records on emergency rooms that have been found in violation of Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 70.41.020 and § 70.41.350 (2002) which requires all hospital emergency rooms to provide emergency contraception as a treatment option to any woman who seeks treatment as a result of a sexual assault. Please limit my request from 2000 to Nov. 17, 2017.
The Department of Health has no records responsive to this request. Since there were no identified responsive records, this request is considered closed.

In searching for records that could be responsive to your request, we identified the locations where the records would most likely reside within DOH and performed the following steps:

* Contacted our Office of Investigations and they report that they have not received a complaint report on this topic.
* Contacted our manager of Family Planning Unit and she reports that she has no records responsive to this request.
* Contacted our Vital Statistics department and the manager there reports that the unit does not keep records responsive to this request.

If you determine another agency or organization may have responsive records to the request—provide contact information.

Under RCW 42.56.520 you may appeal this decision via a request for review by the Department of Health’s Public Records Officer. The request must be submitted in writing.

Mailing Address: Email Address:

Public Records Officer PRRappeals@doh.wa.gov<mailto:PRRappeals@doh.wa.gov>
Washington State Department of Health
P.O. Box 47890
Olympia, WA 98504-7890

Sincerely,

Richard Stringfellow
Forms and Records Analyst 3
Health Systems Quality Assurance (HSQA)
HSQA/Public Disclosure Unit
PO Box 47865
Olympia, WA 98504-7865
Phone: (360) 236-4832 Fax: (360) 586-2171
Pronouns: he/him/his
Email: richard.stringfellow@doh.wa.gov<mailto:richard.stringfellow@doh.wa.gov>

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