Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
In general, Federal law requires the availability of information obtained or maintained by entities sponsored by a federal agency. In addition, the Citizens’ Health Care Working Group is also subject to the more far reaching provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, which requires that the Working Group operate in the sunshine, making all except purely administrative meetings and materials open to the public. To actively implement this requirement, all critical materials generated by the Working Group are, posted on this Web site.
The Citizens’ Health Care Working Group has completed the tasks set for it in its enabling legislation, and its offices are closed. All archives will be maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration.
Please check to see if the information you are seeking is already available on our Web Site; except for original paper copies or other individual submission, virtually everything is posted here. You can use our Search feature or our Site Map page to help you find what you need.
How to make a FOIA request:
Please see the Department of Health and Human Services' Guide to Information Resources for general request information.
In addition, the 1996 amendments to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) require the establishment of publicly accessible "electronic reading rooms" that include agency FOIA response materials and other information routinely available to the public, with electronic search and indexing features. For more information, visit our Electronic Reading Room.
If you need more generic information on health care, you may wish to search the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) web site.
For a general overview of the Freedom of Information Act, please select the U.S. Department of Justice's FOIA Home Page.
Last revised: October 19, 2006