Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

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

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