Where requests for records may be made.
Any request for any record may be made to—
Director, Office of Public Affairs, CMS 313-H, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, Washington, DC 20201; or
Director of Public Affairs in any Regional Office of the Department of Health and Human Services.
The locations and service areas of these offices are as follows:
(b) Records pertaining to individuals.
CMS maintains some records pertaining to individuals. Disclosure of such records is generally prohibited by section 1106 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1306 ), except as prescribed in § 401.105 (See also § 401.126(b) ). Requests for records pertaining to individuals may be addressed to:
Director, Office of Research, Demonstrations and Statistics, CMS, Baltimore, Maryland 21235, when information is sought from the record of a person who has participated in a research survey conducted by or for CMS, Office of Research, Demonstrations and Statistics; or whose records have been included by statistical sampling techniques in research and statistical studies authorized by the Social Security Act in the field of health care financing.
(c) Requests for materials listed in
A request to inspect and copy materials listed in § 401.130 or § 401.132 or indexed in CMS Rulings may be made to any district or branch office of the Social Security Administration. If the specific material requested is not available in the office receiving the request, the material will be obtained and made available promptly.