Washington DOC PROP correspondence

Natalie St. John filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Washington.
Tracking #

P021464-061521

Due June 22, 2021
Est. Completion May 31, 2022
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Natalie St. John

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all correspondence, including emails, texts, letters and communications sent via messaging services between any member of your staff and any of the following:
Dr. Gary Franklin (Medical director at LNI, researcher at UW)
Dr. Andrew Kolodny
Dr. Jane Ballantyne
Dr. Michael Von Korff
Dr. Rosemary Orr
Dr. Steven Gelfand
Dr. Irfan Dhalla
Dr. Pete Jackson
Dr. David Jurrlink
Dr. Petros Levounis
Dr. Leonard "Len" Paulozzi
Dr. Jon Streltzer
Dr. Art Van Zee
Betts Tully
William/Bill Rummler
Judy Rummler
PROP/Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing
SRHF/Steve Rummler Hope Foundation
Steve Rummler Hope Network
Agency Medical Directors Group
This should include all communications in which any of the above mentioned parties is a sender, recipient, or is carbon-copied.
The time frame for this request should be June 1, 2006 to May 31, 2021. Given the large amount of time this request covers, I would be glad to receive the responsive documents in installments. If you have deleted earlier documents due to your retention schedule, please provide responsive records for whatever part of that time period exists, and indicate which records are no longer available.
It may be helpful for you to know that Dr. Franklin and the others listed below are not DOC employees, but may have consulted or communicated with DOC staff. They are all affiliated through the two anti-opioid nonprofits listed at the bottom, PROP and SRHF. Dr. Franklin is a member of the state’s Agency Medical Directors’ Group, a coalition of state agency medical directors (including the medical director for DOC) who work together to write and periodically revise the state’s opioid prescribing guidelines for doctors who serve state-funded patients, such as DOC inmates, Medicaid recipients and workers’ comp recipients. As such, Dr. Franklin likely has had contact with your medical directors during the above specified timeline. The other people in the list may have communicated either with your medical director(s) and their staffs concerning prescribing policy, or with staff at DOC in charge of gathering and evaluating data related to opioid addiction and treatment for DOC inmates and people under DOC supervision.
Please be advised that I conduct all of my PDR requests through Muckrock.com, and all communications will be routed to me through that portal. I check it regularly, so if. I can offer further clarification or be of assistance in any other way, please feel welcome to reach out.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

I authorize fees of up to $300, but respectfully ask that fees be waived, as this is a public service journalism project. If fees will exceed that amount, 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, by thumb-drive, or as a last choice, as paper copies. I do not have the ability to view CD-roms or DVDs.

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,

Natalie St. John

From: Department of Corrections

Ms. St. John:

I acknowledge receipt of your public records request dated June 15, 2021 and received in our office on the same day. We have assigned this request a tracking number of P-21464. Please reference this number in all future communications regarding this request.

I interpret your request to be for disclosure of the following records during the timeframe of June 1, 2006 to May 31, 2021:

* Any/all correspondence, including emails, text, letters and communications sent via messaging services between DOC staff and any of the following individuals:
1. Dr. Gary Franklin
2. Dr. Andrew Kolodny
3. Dr. Jane Ballantyne
4. Dr. Michael Von Korff
5. Dr. Rosemary Orr
6. Dr. Steven Gelfand
7. Dr. Irfan Dhalla
8. Dr. Pete Jackson
9. Dr. David Jurrlink
10. Dr. Petros Levounis
11. Dr. Leonard "Len" Paulozzi
12. Dr. Jon Streltzer
13. Dr. Art Van Zee
14. Betts Tully
15. William/Bill Rummler
16. Judy Rummler
17. PROP/Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing
18. SRHF/Steve Rummler Hope Foundation
19. Steve Rummler Hope Network
20. Washington State's Agency Medical Directors Group

If my interpretation is incorrect, notify me at tonja.monroe@doc1.wa.gov; otherwise, I will proceed accordingly.

Department staff are currently identifying and gathering records responsive to your request. I anticipate being able to provide you an installment of records within 31 business days, on or before July 30, 2021. If you have any questions in the interim, please contact me at the address below.

Sincerely,

Tonja Monroe, Public Records Specialist
Public Records Unit
Washington State Department of Corrections
PO Box 41118
Olympia WA 98504-1118

TM: P-21464

From: Department of Corrections

Good morning,

I anticipate being able to provide you an installment of records on or before July 30, 2021.

Thank you,

Tonja Monroe
Public Records Specialist
Department of Corrections | Public Records Unit
P.O. Box 41118 | Olympia, WA 98504-1118

From: Natalie St. John

Fabulous. I know this request is kind of pain in the neck, so I really appreciate your hard work and updates.
Thank you
Natalie St. John

From: Department of Corrections

Ms. St. John:

This e-mail is in follow-up to my last correspondence to you regarding your public records request, P-21464. You requested the following records:

* Any/all correspondence, including emails, text, letters and communications sent via messaging services between DOC staff and any of the following individuals:
1. Dr. Gary Franklin
2. Dr. Andrew Kolodny
3. Dr. Jane Ballantyne
4. Dr. Michael Von Korff
5. Dr. Rosemary Orr
6. Dr. Steven Gelfand
7. Dr. Irfan Dhalla
8. Dr. Pete Jackson
9. Dr. David Jurrlink
10. Dr. Petros Levounis
11. Dr. Leonard "Len" Paulozzi
12. Dr. Jon Streltzer
13. Dr. Art Van Zee
14. Betts Tully
15. William/Bill Rummler
16. Judy Rummler
17. PROP/Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing
18. SRHF/Steve Rummler Hope Foundation
19. Steve Rummler Hope Network
20. Washington State's Agency Medical Directors Group

I have uploaded to GovQA installment #1, which consists of 414 pages. To view these records, please log in to your GovQA account.

These documents are provided to you in accordance with the Public Records Act. By providing you these documents and/or information, the Department is not responsible for your use of this information or for any claims or liabilities that may result from your use or further dissemination.

I will now begin processing installment #2 of P-21464. I anticipate being able to provide an installment of records within 33 business days; on or before September 16, 2021.

Sincerely,

Tonja Monroe, Public Records Specialist
Public Records Unit
Department of Corrections
PO Box 41118
Olympia WA 98504-1118

TM: P-21464

From: Department of Corrections

Ms. St. John:

This e-mail is in follow-up to my last correspondence to you regarding your public records request, P-21464. You requested the following records:

* Any/all correspondence, including emails, text, letters and communications sent via messaging services between DOC staff and any of the following individuals:
1. Dr. Gary Franklin
2. Dr. Andrew Kolodny
3. Dr. Jane Ballantyne
4. Dr. Michael Von Korff
5. Dr. Rosemary Orr
6. Dr. Steven Gelfand
7. Dr. Irfan Dhalla
8. Dr. Pete Jackson
9. Dr. David Jurrlink
10. Dr. Petros Levounis
11. Dr. Leonard "Len" Paulozzi
12. Dr. Jon Streltzer
13. Dr. Art Van Zee
14. Betts Tully
15. William/Bill Rummler
16. Judy Rummler
17. PROP/Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing
18. SRHF/Steve Rummler Hope Foundation
19. Steve Rummler Hope Network
20. Washington State's Agency Medical Directors Group

I have uploaded to GovQA installment #2, which consists of 403 pages. To view these records, please log in to your GovQA account.

Redactions have been made as appropriate per statute and are noted on the agency denial form/exemption log. If you wish to appeal my decision for redacting or withholding information in part or whole, you may do so by submitting the Appeals form to: Public Disclosure Appeals Office; PO Box 41139; Olympia, WA 98504-1139. Both the denial log and Appeals form have been uploaded to Gov.QA.

These documents are provided to you in accordance with the Public Records Act. By providing you these documents and/or information, the Department is not responsible for your use of this information or for any claims or liabilities that may result from your use or further dissemination.

Please note that during our search we have been able to locate an email account or domain for all the people listed on your request except:

5. Dr. Rosemary Orr
6. Dr. Steven Gelfand
8. Dr. Pete Jackson
11. Dr. Leonnard "Len" Paulozzi
15. William/Bill Rummler

Additional information is needed to conduct a search for these individuals, please provide an email address, domain, or company/agency name. If additional information is not provided for these individuals within 30 days, from the date of this letter, those items of this request will be administratively closed.

I will now begin processing installment #3 of P-21464. I anticipate being able to provide an installment of records within 34 business days; on or before November 3, 2021.

Sincerely,

Tonja Monroe, Public Records Specialist
Public Records Unit
Department of Corrections
PO Box 41118
Olympia WA 98504-1118

TM: P-21464

From: Department of Corrections

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From: Department of Corrections

Ms. St. John:

This e-mail is in follow-up to my last correspondence to you regarding your public records request, P-21464. You requested the following records:

* Any/all correspondence, including emails, text, letters and communications sent via messaging services between DOC staff and any of the following individuals:
1. Dr. Gary Franklin
2. Dr. Andrew Kolodny
3. Dr. Jane Ballantyne
4. Dr. Michael Von Korff
5. Dr. Rosemary Orr
6. Dr. Steven Gelfand
7. Dr. Irfan Dhalla
8. Dr. Pete Jackson
9. Dr. David Jurrlink
10. Dr. Petros Levounis
11. Dr. Leonard "Len" Paulozzi
12. Dr. Jon Streltzer
13. Dr. Art Van Zee
14. Betts Tully
15. William/Bill Rummler
16. Judy Rummler
17. PROP/Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing
18. SRHF/Steve Rummler Hope Foundation
19. Steve Rummler Hope Network
20. Washington State's Agency Medical Directors Group

I have uploaded to GovQA installment #3, which consists of 389 pages. To view these records, please log in to your GovQA account.

These documents are provided to you in accordance with the Public Records Act. By providing you these documents and/or information, the Department is not responsible for your use of this information or for any claims or liabilities that may result from your use or further dissemination.

I will now begin processing installment #3 of P-21464. I anticipate being able to provide an installment of records within 33 business days; on or before December 23, 2021.

Sincerely,

Tonja Monroe, Public Records Specialist
Public Records Unit
Department of Corrections
PO Box 41118
Olympia WA 98504-1118

From: Department of Corrections

Ms. St. John:

This e-mail is in follow-up to my last correspondence to you regarding your public records request, P-21464. You requested the following records:

* Any/all correspondence, including emails, text, letters and communications sent via messaging services between DOC staff and any of the following individuals:
1. Dr. Gary Franklin
2. Dr. Andrew Kolodny
3. Dr. Jane Ballantyne
4. Dr. Michael Von Korff
5. Dr. Rosemary Orr
6. Dr. Steven Gelfand
7. Dr. Irfan Dhalla
8. Dr. Pete Jackson
9. Dr. David Jurrlink
10. Dr. Petros Levounis
11. Dr. Leonard "Len" Paulozzi
12. Dr. Jon Streltzer
13. Dr. Art Van Zee
14. Betts Tully
15. William/Bill Rummler
16. Judy Rummler
17. PROP/Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing
18. SRHF/Steve Rummler Hope Foundation
19. Steve Rummler Hope Network
20. Washington State's Agency Medical Directors Group

I have uploaded to GovQA installment #4, which consists of 453 pages. To view these records, please log in to your GovQA account.

Redactions have been made as appropriate per statute and are noted on the agency denial form/exemption log. If you wish to appeal my decision for redacting or withholding information in part or whole, you may do so by submitting the Appeals form to: Public Disclosure Appeals Office; PO Box 41139; Olympia, WA 98504-1139. Both the denial log and Appeals form have been uploaded to Gov.QA.

These documents are provided to you in accordance with the Public Records Act. By providing you these documents and/or information, the Department is not responsible for your use of this information or for any claims or liabilities that may result from your use or further dissemination.

I will now begin processing installment #5 of P-21464. I anticipate being able to provide an installment of records within 28 business days; on or before February 4, 2022.

Sincerely,

Tonja Monroe, Public Records Specialist
Public Records Unit
Department of Corrections
PO Box 41118
Olympia WA 98504-1118

From: Natalie St. John

Hi Tonja,

Thanks so much for your continued help with this request. I appreciate your hard work.

Sincerely,
Natalie St. John

From: Department of Corrections

Ms. St. John:

This e-mail is in follow-up to my last correspondence to you regarding your public records request, P-21464. You requested the following records:

* Any/all correspondence, including emails, text, letters and communications sent via messaging services between DOC staff and any of the following individuals:
1. Dr. Gary Franklin
2. Dr. Andrew Kolodny
3. Dr. Jane Ballantyne
4. Dr. Michael Von Korff
5. Dr. Rosemary Orr
6. Dr. Steven Gelfand
7. Dr. Irfan Dhalla
8. Dr. Pete Jackson
9. Dr. David Jurrlink
10. Dr. Petros Levounis
11. Dr. Leonard "Len" Paulozzi
12. Dr. Jon Streltzer
13. Dr. Art Van Zee
14. Betts Tully
15. William/Bill Rummler
16. Judy Rummler
17. PROP/Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing
18. SRHF/Steve Rummler Hope Foundation
19. Steve Rummler Hope Network
20. Washington State's Agency Medical Directors Group

I have uploaded to GovQA installment #5, which consists of 1129 pages. To view these records, please log in to your GovQA account.

Redactions have been made as appropriate per statute and are noted on the agency denial form/exemption log. If you wish to appeal my decision for redacting or withholding information in part or whole, you may do so by submitting the Appeals form to: Public Disclosure Appeals Office; PO Box 41139; Olympia, WA 98504-1139. Both the denial log and Appeals form have been uploaded to Gov.QA.

These documents are provided to you in accordance with the Public Records Act. By providing you these documents and/or information, the Department is not responsible for your use of this information or for any claims or liabilities that may result from your use or further dissemination.

I will now begin processing installment #6 of P-21464. I anticipate being able to provide an installment of records within 43 business days; on or before April 7, 2022.

Sincerely,

Tonja Monroe, Public Records Specialist
Public Records Unit
Department of Corrections
PO Box 41118
Olympia WA 98504-1118

From: Department of Corrections

Ms. St. John:

This e-mail is in follow-up to my last correspondence to you regarding your public records request, P-21464. You requested the following records:

* Any/all correspondence, including emails, text, letters and communications sent via messaging services between DOC staff and any of the following individuals:
1. Dr. Gary Franklin
2. Dr. Andrew Kolodny
3. Dr. Jane Ballantyne
4. Dr. Michael Von Korff
5. Dr. Rosemary Orr
6. Dr. Steven Gelfand
7. Dr. Irfan Dhalla
8. Dr. Pete Jackson
9. Dr. David Jurrlink
10. Dr. Petros Levounis
11. Dr. Leonard "Len" Paulozzi
12. Dr. Jon Streltzer
13. Dr. Art Van Zee
14. Betts Tully
15. William/Bill Rummler
16. Judy Rummler
17. PROP/Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing
18. SRHF/Steve Rummler Hope Foundation
19. Steve Rummler Hope Network
20. Washington State's Agency Medical Directors Group

I have uploaded to GovQA installment #6, which consists of 296 pages. To view these records, please log in to your GovQA account.

Redactions have been made as appropriate per statute and are noted on the agency denial form/exemption log. If you wish to appeal my decision for redacting or withholding information in part or whole, you may do so by submitting the Appeals form to: Public Disclosure Appeals Office; PO Box 41139; Olympia, WA 98504-1139. Both the denial log and Appeals form have been uploaded to Gov.QA.

These documents are provided to you in accordance with the Public Records Act. By providing you these documents and/or information, the Department is not responsible for your use of this information or for any claims or liabilities that may result from your use or further dissemination.

I will now begin processing installment #7 of P-21464. I anticipate being able to provide an installment of records within 37 business days; on or before May 31, 2022.

Sincerely,

Tonja Monroe, Public Records Specialist
Public Records Unit
Department of Corrections
PO Box 41118
Olympia WA 98504-1118

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