Public Records Requests

Florida Statute 119.01, part of the Florida Sunshine Laws, governs the public's right to inspect and obtain copies of public records. The Office of the Attorney General's Government-In-The-Sunshine Manual contains additional helpful information about the law, including summaries of the exemptions that may apply to public records requests.

Under Florida Law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

Anyone can request a public record in person, verbally over the telephone, in an e-mail or in writing.

Costs

There may be a fee associated with a public records request, depending upon the amount of staff time required to fulfill the request and costs (such as photocopying). If a fee applies, a cost estimate will be provided in advance.

How to Request Public Records

Custodian of Public Records
Legal Department
3111 Stirling Road
Hollywood, FL 33312
Phone: 954-265-5933
mhslegal@mhs.net

Your request for public records should include:

  • Contact information, so Memorial can respond to your request.
  • A clear concise description of the records that you are seeking. Please avoid acronyms.
  • Searches of e-mails should include:

    • Date range for the requested e-mail messages
    • Identify e-mail accounts that should be searched, if known
    • Keywords to use during a search

In order for us to provide you the best response to your request, please carefully consider the information that will be useful to you. Very broad requests can take longer to fulfill and may become costly. The requested information will be provided in a reasonable period of time under normal conditions, unless such information is considered to be confidential or exempt from public records disclosure.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT FOR MEDICAL RECORDS REQUESTS.  Please click here for more information on medical records requests.