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Right-to-Know Law Requests

As of March 16, 2020, the Department of Health (DOH) Office Building was closed in accordance with Governor Tom Wolf’s guidance on COVID-19 mitigation.  Any requests for public records submitted to DOH on or after March 16, 2020, will be deemed to have been received by the DOH open-records officer on the first day of the reopening of the Department of Health Office Building.  Please note that the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records issued a statement indicating that “if an agency is closed on a given day, that day does not count toward the five business days referenced in Section 901 of the Right-to-Know Law, which governs the time period under which an agency must respond to a request.”

A written request to the Department of Health under the Right-to-Know Law (RTKL) must be addressed to the Agency Open Records Officer:

Lisa Keefer
Agency Open Records Officer
PA Department of Health
Rm. 825, Health & Welfare Building
625 Forster Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Facsimile:  717-705-6042​

The regular hours of the Department of Health's RTKL Office is 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Any RTKL request received by the RTKL Office after the close of regular business hours shall be deemed to have been received by that office on the following business day.