Submitting FOIA Appeals

FOIA requesters may appeal the denial of information within 90 days of the date of the letter from the agency. Appeals should state the following information:

  • the reasons why the requested information should be released under the Act; and
  • why the denial may be in error.

FOIA requesters should attach copies of their original requests and response letters to all appeals, clearly mark the letters and the outside envelopes, "FOIA Appeal, " and mail appeals to the following address:

Ms. Catherine Teti
Deputy Agency Chief FOIA Officer
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs
Room 729H
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20201
(202)-690-8320 (fax)

This page last reviewed on December 16, 2016