JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: NY State Record Access #general

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>

I doubt very much that the Federal Freedom of information act will apply to
an agency of State government. However, I understand that New York State
has its own Freedom of Information Act.

Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY

<> wrote

Since the facility >from which Alan was requesting information cited NY State
law as the reason for not giving any information and Alan is not asking for
medical information, perhaps Alan should make his request citing the Federal
Freedom of Information Act. Additionally, it is my understanding that the
rules of privacy no longer apply once the subject is deceased. This may vary
from State to State.

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