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Public Health Investigation


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County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Health
Public Health Investigation
5555 Ferguson Drive, Suite 120-04
Commerce, CA.  90022
Phone: (323) 890-7801
Fax: (323) 728-0217
Public Records Requests

Access to information concerning the conduct of the people's business is a fundamental and necessary right of every person in this state.  The California Public Records Act is found in the California Government Code, Section 6250 et. seq., and specifies that records subject to inspection and coping include any writings, meaning any handwriting, typewriting, printing, Photostating, photographing, and every other means of recording upon any form of communication or representation, including information available in an electronic format (Government Code 6252(f) and 6253.9.).  Records of the County of Los Angeles, which are not exempt from disclosure, will be made available for inspection and copying in accordance with the California Public Records Act upon receipt of a written request that reasonable describes an identifiable record or records [Los Angeles County Code 2.170.010(a)] .

Public Health Investigation is the designated Custodian of Records and responds to all written requests for confidential records that are held by units within the Department of Public Health.  To access a list, click here.  Custodian of Records will respond to all requests within ten (10) calendar days.  In unusual circumstances, the ten (10) days may be extended by written notice from the department or from his or her designee, but for no more than an additional fourteen (14) days, as provided by law.  Upon receipt, records shall be made promptly available to the requestor for inspection and for copying.  Within the timeframe for responding to a public records request, it is the responsibility of the department or designee to contact the Office of the County Counsel if any question exists as to whether any record, or portion of any record is exempt from disclosure.  The County Counsel shall be responsible for providing advice to the Department and for assisting the Department in drafting a written response if an exemption is claimed.

A fee for copies of public records may be charged to cover the direct costs of duplication as determined by the County's Auditor-Controller [Los Angeles County Code 2.170.010(a)].

 

To review the Services and Fee Schedule, click here

To submit a written request for records, click here

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