Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Shiawassee County Community Mental Health Authority (SCCMHA) is a public body required by law to comply with Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), Public Act 442 of 1976, as revised.

It is SCCMHA’s policy to comply with FOIA by granting eligible individuals access to SCCMHA’s public records, unless those records are exempt from disclosure by law. The following Policy and Procedure ensures uniformity in SCCMHA’s practices and procedures in releasing public records, and the charging of fees to process a FOIA request.   A Public Summary of FOIA Policy and Procedure is also included, providing a brief overview of these documents.   A FOIA Fee Itemization Schedule – Exhibit A has additionally been provided to give people an idea of what cost is permissible, under FOIA, for SCCMHA to charge for the searching, redacting, and producing of public documents.

Any questions, and any request for FOIA information, may be directed to SCCMHA’s FOIA Coordinator at FOIA@shiacmh.org, via facsimile at (989) 723-0761 (Attn: FOIA Coordinator), or by mail addressed to the FOIA Coordinator at SCCMHA’s current business address.

Freedom of Information Act
Freedom of Information Act Procedure
FOIA Fee Itemization Schedule - Exhibit A
FOIA Affidavit of Indigence Form - Exhibit B
Public Summary of FOIA Procedure and Guidelines
FOIA Request Form