About Personal Privacy

The Personal Privacy Protection Law protects you from the random collection of personal information by state agencies. The law enables you to access and/or correct information on file which pertains to you. It also regulates disclosure of personal information to persons authorized by law to have access for official use. Only personal information maintained by the Department of Health is available from the Department of Health. Personal medical records are not available from the Department.

The information in this section will help you know what steps you need to take to get access to and/or correct your personal information. If you have any questions regarding the Personal Privacy Protection Law, send your e-mail inquiry to: foil@health.ny.gov

How to Get Access to and/or Correct Personal Records