Public Records Request Log - Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Erik Peterson filed this request with the Department of Health Services of Wisconsin.
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Rejected

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From: Erik Peterson

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Wisconsin's Open Records act, I hereby request the following records:

A log of public records requests submitted to the Department of Health Services that lists the date of request, the requester's name, the requester's organizational affiliation, a description of the request and the date the request was filled. Ideally I would like this information for the period from 2004 to the present.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is made in the process of academic research and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.

Sincerely,

Erik Peterson
PhD Candidate
Department of Political Science
Stanford University

From: Mulder, Lois J - DHS

Erik,
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) does not maintain “a log of public records requests.” As a result, DHS does not have a record responsive to your request. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Lois Mulder
Records & Forms Mgt Section Chief
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
608-266-8502
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From: Erik Peterson

Thanks for your response.

Does the department maintain any information about the number of requests or types of requests it receives? Even if there's not a log, that type of information would be helpful.

Thanks,

Erik Peterson
PhD Candidate
Department of Political Science
Stanford University

From: Mulder, Lois J - DHS

Erik
At this time we really do not track anything about our open/public records requests. Sorry.

Lois Mulder
Records & Forms Mgt Section Chief
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
608-266-8502
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