Professional Inquiry Records System (May 20, 2003, 68 FR 27540)
At Headquarters United States Air Force, Office of the Surgeon General, Assistant for Congressional and Public Affairs, Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, DC 20332.
CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:
Persons who have corresponded with a member of Congress, White House, or other high level federal or state executive officials concerning the professional aspects of care provided in Air Force medical facilities.
CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
File contains copies of all correspondence concerning the inquiry; substantiating documents, such as correspondence or memorandums of telephone conversations with the appropriate medical facility, draft replies, medical records and any other background data.
AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:
10 U.S.C. 8013, Secretary of the Air Force.
Records are used as background data for statistical presentations, and historical evidence for repeat inquiries by the same individuals. Portions of records may be loaned or copies provided to the Department of Defense activities for use as background data in evaluating inquiries.
ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES:
In addition to those disclosures generally permitted under 5 U.S.C. 552a(b) of the Privacy Act, these records or information contained therein may specifically be disclosed outside the DoD as a routine use pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3) as follows:
The DoD 'Blanket Routine Uses' published at the beginning of the Air Force's compilation of systems of records notices apply to this system.
NOTE: This system of records contains individually identifiable health information. The DoD Health Information Privacy Regulation (DoD 6025.18-R) issued pursuant to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, applies to most such health information. DoD 6025.18-R may place additional procedural requirements on the uses and disclosures of such information beyond those found in the Privacy Act of 1974 or mentioned in this system of records notice.
POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
Maintained in file folders.
Maintained in file folders.
Records are accessed by custodian of the record system and by person(s) responsible for servicing the record system in performance of their official duties. Records are protected by guards.
RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:
Retained in office files for two years after annual cut-off, then destroyed by tearing into pieces, shredding, pulping, macerating, or burning.
SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS:
The Surgeon General, Headquarters, United States Air Force, 110 Luke Avenue, Room 400, Washington, DC 20332-7050.
Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system should address written inquiries to or visit the Surgeon General, Headquarters, United States Air Force, 110 Luke Avenue, Room 400, Washington, DC 20332-7050.
RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:
Individuals seeking access to information about themselves contained in this system should address written inquiries to or visit the Surgeon General, Headquarters, United States Air Force, 110 Luke Avenue, Room 400, Washington, DC 20332-7050.
CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:
The Air Force rules for accessing records, and for contesting contents and appealing initial agency determinations are published in Air Force Instruction 37-132; 32 CFR part 806b; or may be obtained from the system manager.
RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:
Information obtained from medical institutions and from source documents.
EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM:
FEDERAL REGISTER HISTORY: