Joesting Counsel

OIP Statements that Request Appropriate, DOH Should Say if They Don’t Have Record
(statement by Terri K)

• On 8/18/09 I asked Linden Joesting, Staff Attorney at the OIP,
if I could request the following from the DoH:

1.) …the blank/voided or ‘unfilled’ forms issued by the Department
of Health that Dr. Fukino saw per her public statement
below, be disclosed OR a list of those forms & types of records.
I would also like included copies of any notations, amendment
notes and stamp impressions that are found on these documents.
If any of the following records I requested are already available
for downloading on the web, please send me direct links to their
location(s). Please let me know if this is not clear or if there is a
more suitable record(s) to be requesting:

2.) …any record of receipt by the DoH for all proof that was
offered and/or used to amend any of the vital records that Dr.
Fukino saw per her public statement below, be disclosed:

3.) …per Dr. Fukino’s public statement on 7/27/09, I would like a
copy of the record OR portion of the record(s) that has the word
‘Amended’ stamped or written and also initialed by the DoH
reviewer. In addition to this I would like a copy of the record or
portion of the record that states what type of information was
amended, when and why. Please provide me electronic copies.

• On 8/18/09 She responded with this:
“You may certainly send this request for records to the Department
of Health. Please note however that you do not need to
reference that the request is for their policy and procedure. A list
simply of the documents would be adequate. If they agency does
not have any such documents they should say so. For example,
Dr. Fukino does not make any reference to an amended vital
record of Barack Obama and therefore there may not be any.
Thank you for your inquiry.

Sincerely,
Linden Joesting
Staff Attorney “

• On 8/18/09 I replied to her with this:
“Thank you. I understand she didn’t make any reference to an
‘amended’ record, however she did make reference to more than
one record “original vital records”(plural). I suppose I understand
that to mean there MUST be an amended record and supportive
material (vital recordS). Otherwise, why would more than one
record need to be seen verifying the President is a natural born
citizen and/or born in Hawaii. A simple original long form birth
certificate would do it….”
“…Could you also tell me if this is a valid request if you haven’t
already answered my earlier email?

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. “

• On 8/18/09 Linden Joesting responded with this:

“You also asked if: Could you also tell me if this is a valid request
if you haven’t already answered my earlier email?
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.

Yes, you may ask for a copy of the invoice and receipt. If the
agency has the documents in electronic form, or can easily convert
the documents into an electronic form, then they may send it
to you electronically. If no amendments were made, there would
not be any such documents and the agency should inform you of
that fact.

Sincerely,
Linden H. Joesting
Staff Attorney“

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