How to Make a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Request

If you wish to access records under the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), you must include the following information:

  • The requestor's name, address, phone number and email address so that DOH can transmit records electronically, if practicable
  • Specify the records being requested. Please include as much detail about the records as possible, including relevant dates, names, descriptions, addresses, complaint numbers, etc.
  • In person inspection and copying available Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

To submit a FOIL request please send your inquiry by mail, fax or e-mail to:

Records Access Office
New York State Department of Health
Corning Tower Room 2364
Albany, New York 12237-0044
Fax: (518) 486-9144