U-W Madison concussion reports

CJ Ciaramella filed this request with the University of Wisconsin of Wisconsin.
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From: CJ Ciaramella

To Whom It May Concern:

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

- All concussion reports or concussion data filed to the NCAA Concussion, Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium by the U-W Madison Athletics Department in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

For the purposes of this request, please note that, according to the Open Records Act, custodians are required to segregate producible portions of records from portions which are exempt from disclosure. Wis. Stat. § 19.36(6). This statute mandates redaction whenever possible and “does not give a custodian . . . the option of separating the information or simply denying the open records request.” Osborn v. Board of Regents, 2002 WI83 ¶45, 254 Wis. 2d 266, 302, 647 N.W.2d 158, 175 (university is not relieved of its duty to redact under section 19.36(6) simply because it is burdensome to do so).

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. Requester is CJ Ciaramella, a full-time journalist employed at Reason Magazine.

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.


CJ Ciaramella


Dear CJ Ciaramella:

UW-Madison has a new web page through which public records requests should be submitted, for tracking, processing and reporting purposes. Please submit your request here: UW-Madison Public Records Portal<https://universityofwisconsin.mycusthelp.com/WEBAPP/_rs/(S(5pcuv0cphqqh33hcdglcuw25))/supporthome.aspx>


Lisa Hull
Public Records Custodian
Office of Compliance
University of Wisconsin-Madison