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DETROIT WAYNE MENTAL HEALTH AUTHORITY

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority is a public body required by law to comply with Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act, Public Act 442 of 1976, as revised (“FOIA”). It is the Authority’s policy to comply with FOIA by granting eligible persons with access to the Authority's public records, unless those records are exempt from disclosure by law. The following Policies, Procedures and Guidelines ensure uniformity in the Authority's practices and procedures in releasing public records, and the charging of fees to process a FOIA request. A Public Summary is also included, which provides a brief overview of these policies and procedures. A Fee Itemization Schedule has additionally been provided to give people an idea of what costs it is permissible, under FOIA, for the Authority to charge for the searching, redacting, and producing of public documents. 

Any questions, and any requests for FOIA information, may be directed to the Authority's FOIA Coordinator at FOIACoordinator@dwmha.com, via facsimile at (313) 833-2156 (Attn: FOIA Coordinator), or by mail addressed to the FOIA Coordinator at the Authority's current business address.