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FOIA/HIPAA/Privacy Act. Which one is the right one for me? FOIA Information

The FOIA was enacted by Congress and signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966. Since that time, Congress has regularly updated the original statue through legislative amendments. Most recently, Congress passed the OPEN government Act of 2007, which addressed several procedural issues that concern FOIA administration, and the OPEN FOIA Act of 2009, which revised the requirements of FOIA Exemption 3. You can read the text of the FOIA and learn about both of these FOIA amendments through the links below.

Please read the information on the following button for information before proceeding with you FOIA request

FOIA Handbook

If you would like to continue with your FOIA request, send an email to

Use the form below to send request:

Example Form

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You will get a response for further processing

Privacy Act Information

The Privacy Act of 1974 (Pub.L. 93–579, 88 Stat. 1896, enacted December 31, 1974, 5 U.S.C. § 552a), a United States federal law, establishes a Code of Fair Information Practice that governs the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of personally identifiable information about individuals that is maintained in systems of records by federal agencies.

Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is described as information which can be used to distinguish or trace an individual's identity, such as their name, social security number, biometric records, etc. alone, or when combined with other personal or identifying information which is linked or linkable to a specific individual, such as date and place of birth, mother’s maiden name, etc.

For assistance with Privacy Act concerns, please send an email to

HIPAA Information

For help with HIPAA, please call 915-742-2198 or read information (here).

Medical Correspondence

For help with Medical Records, please call 915-742-2641 or 2642 or read instructions (here).