One of Terri K’s UIPA requests:
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Third UIPA records request
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 18:17:45 -0400
Dear Dr. Fukino…
1.) I request an electronic copy of the invoice and receipt for the fee(s) charged to and paid by President Barack Obama, or anyone claiming to represent him, for amendments made to his vital records…
Which the DOH responded to, referring to “your latest e-mails”:
Subject: RE: Please add to my UIPA request
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 09:48:54 -1000
To: terri (redacted)
Aloha Terri K,
I am responding to your latest e-mails on behalf of Dr. Fukino and the Department of Health. Section 92F-13, Hawaii Revised Statutes, says that disclosure is not required for government records that are protected from disclosure by state law. Section 338-18, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is just such a law. It prohibits disclosure of vital statistics records to anyone who does not have a direct and tangible interest in the record. Those persons with a direct and tangible interest are listed specifically in the statute. Under section 338-1, Hawaii Revised Statutes, vital statistics records include registration, preparation, and preservation of data pertaining to births and other vital events, as well as related information.
Therefore, neither a birth certificate nor any information related to a birth certificate may be disclosed to a person who does not have a direct and tangible interest in it. You have not shown that you have such an interest in President Obama‘s birth certificate, so we cannot disclose to you the birth certificate or any related information.
We now consider this matter closed. We do not plan to respond to further UIPA requests from you for President Obama‘s birth certificate or any related information.
Janice Okubo Communications Office
Hawaii State Department of Health
1250 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: (808) 586-4442
Fax: (808) 586-4444
s email: email@example.com