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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) RequestsFREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT/OTHER INFORMATION REQUESTS
BUREAU OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES - HEALTH FACILITIES DIVISION AND LONG TERM CARE DIVISION
With few exceptions, any public record is available for viewing or copying by any person who provides a written request for the document with sufficient specificity that the document can be identified. All written requests for public records are handled as Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. All FOIA requests are required to be in writing.
A person has the right to subscribe to future issuances of public records which are created, issued or disseminated on a regular basis for up to twelve (12) months. A "person" is defined to mean an individual, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, firm, organization, association, governmental entity, or other legal entity. A person does not include an individual serving a sentence of imprisonment in a state or county correctional facility in this state or any other state, or in a federal correctional facility.
TO REQUEST INFORMATION UNDER FOIA
CONTACT THE BUREAU AT 517-373-6637 FOR THE FIXED RATE OF SPECIFIC DIRECTORIES AND REPORTS. THE FEE SHALL BE SENT WITH THE REQUEST.
All other requests are invoiced prior to release of the documents. For requests estimated to total $50 or more, half of the estimate is required to be paid, prior to preparation of the documents. Requests from recognized local, state, federal, foreign governmental agencies and bodies are responded to without charge, except in unusual circumstances.
RESPONSE TIME ON FOIA REQUESTS
Appointments may be made to review files in the Bureau's Lansing office through a written request including the requester's telephone number. The Bureau will contact the requester by telephone to set up the appointment when the requested files are available for viewing.
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