What happens after my FOIA request is received by HHS?

When HHS receives your FOIA request it is entered into the automated tracking system and assigned a control number. A FOIA analyst will review your request to understand the type(s) of records you wish to obtain and assign your request to the appropriate program office(s) to search for responsive records. You will receive an acknowledgement letter with a control number and instructions for checking the status of your request.
A FOIA analyst will conduct a line-by-line review of records responsive to your request and prepare a release determination for issuance by the HHS FOIA Officer or designee.

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