PURPOSE: This rule establishes standards of
compliance with Chapter 610, RSMo, as it relates to public records of the State
Board of Podiatric Medicine.
(1) All public records of the State Board of
Podiatric Medicine shall be open for inspection and copying by the general
public at the board's office during normal business hours, holidays excepted,
except for those records closed pursuant to section
RSMo. All public meetings of the State Board of Podiatric Medicine, not closed
pursuant to the provisions of section
RSMo, will be open to the public.
(2) The State Board of Podiatric Medicine
establishes the executive director of the board as the custodian of its records
as required by section
RSMo. The executive director is responsible for maintaining the board's records
and for responding to requests for access to public records and may appoint
deputy custodians as necessary for the efficient operation of the
(3) When the custodian
believes that requested access is not required under Chapter 610, RSMo, the
custodian shall inform the requesting party that compliance cannot be made,
specifying what sections of Chapter 610, RSMo, require that the record remain
closed. Correspondence or documentation of the denial shall be copied to the
board's general counsel. The custodian also shall inform the requesting party
that s/he may appeal directly to the board for access to the records requested.
The appeal and all pertinent information shall be placed on the agenda for the
board's next regularly scheduled meeting. If the board reverses the decision of
the custodian, the board shall direct the custodian to advise the requesting
party and supply access to the information during regular business hours at the
requesting party's convenience.
The custodian shall maintain a file that will contain copies of all written
requests for access to records and responses to these requests. The requests
shall be maintained on file with the board for a period of one (1) year and
will be maintained as a public record of the board open for inspection by any
member of the general public during regular business hours.
Whenever a request for inspection of
public records is made and the individual inspecting the records requests
copies of the records, the board may charge a reasonable fee for the cost of
inspecting and copying the records. The fee charged by the board shall be as
(A) A fee for copying public records
shall not exceed the actual cost of the document search and duplication;
(B) The board may require
payment for these fees prior to making the copies.