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Office of Administrative Counsel & Rules

Privacy - Public Records Requests and Subpoenas

The Arizona Department of Health Services (Department) receives many requests from the public for records disclosure pursuant to Arizona's Public Records Law A.R.S. §§ 39-121 through 39-127. The Department can release a public document but not any confidential information contained within the public document. The confidential information must be redacted.

The Department also receives subpoenas for public records from attorneys for use in administrative or court proceedings. If the records contain medical information, the medical information must be redacted unless the Department receives a valid authorization signed by the individual whose information is contained in the record or the individual's guardian.

Requests for public records and subpoenas should be sent to:

Office of Administrative Counsel
1740 West Adams, Room 203
Phoenix, AZ 85007

All requests for public records from the media should be sent to:

Holly Ward
Public Information Office
Arizona Department of Health Services
150 North 18th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85007

***This webpage and the material contained herein are provided as a public service for informational purposes only. It should not be considered legal advice or opinion; and, unless expressly noted, does not reflect official ADHS policy.