|Submitted||Oct. 19, 2017|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to Wisconsin's Open Records act, I hereby request the following records:
The data record layout, data frame, or any equivalent data framework used by this agency to document maternal deaths. Materials responsive to this portion of this request should include reference to the data elements collected by this department and should not include any personal information. Please feel free to redact any personally-identifying information.
If any clarification is necessary, please feel free to call the MuckRock Office at 617-299-1832.
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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.
Good morning, Adanya,
Your request for maternal death data has been forwarded to the records custodian who will contact you directly.
In the future, for faster service, please direct all inquiries to DHSMedia@dhs.wisconsin.gov<mailto:DHSMedia@dhs.wisconsin.gov>, or contact our media line at the number below.
Communications Specialist - Advanced
Department of Health Services
Office of the Secretary
Media Line: 608-266-1683
Web<https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/> / Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/Wisconsin-Department-of-Health-Services-189560914402990/?fref=ts> / Twitter<https://twitter.com/dhswi>
WI maternal deaths are identified by information reported on the death certificate worksheet by the medical certifier. Below are the items collected pertaining to maternal deaths. Indication of maternal death may or may not appear in the cause of death.
Please contact me if you have further questions.
Vital Records Section Chief
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
State Vital Records Office
1 W. Wilson St.
P.O. Box 309
Madison, WI 53701-0309
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