How to Appeal a Denial of Access to Records Requested Under FOIL

If you've been denied access to a record or portions thereof, the Records Access Office will notify you in writing, stating the reason for the denial and advising you of your right to appeal. An appeal must be submitted in writing within 30 days of the denial, and mailed, faxed or emailed to:

Records Access Appeals Officer
New York State Department of Health
Corning Tower Room 2438
Albany, New York 12237-0002
FAX: (518) 486-9144
foil@health.ny.gov