Freedom Of Information Act FOIA
Who We Are?
The VA has a decentralized system for handling FOIA requests, and is responsible for the oversight of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Our office also ensures the release of information to the fullest extent under the law.
What We Do
VA FOIA Service ensures that VA policies comply with Federal regulatory requirements and legislative mandates and it promulgates those policies throughout the VA.
What is FOIA?
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) states that any person has a right of access to Federal agency records, except to the extent that such records are protected from release by a FOIA exemption or a special law enforcement record exclusion. All FOIA requests should be addressed directly to any of the approximately 400 geographically-dispersed components that maintain the records you are seeking. To learn more about FOIA Law, Guidance, and VA FOIA Regulations and Policies click the content inside the tabbed menu.
To learn more about FOIA Law, Guidance, and VA FOIA Regulations and Policies click the content inside the tabbed menu.
Regulations and Policies
|VA Directive 6300||Records and Information Management - 02/26/09|
|VA Handbook 6300.3||Procedures for Implementing the FOIA 01/12/98|
|CFR 38 Part 1 & 2||Release of Information from DVA Records|
|CFR 1.460 - 1.474||Release of Information from DVA Records (Drug Abuse)|
|CFR 1.475 - 1.484||Disclosures With Patient Consent|
|CFR 1.485 - 1.489||Disclosures Without Patient Consent|
|CFR 1.490 - 1.499||Court Orders Authorizing Disclosures and Use|
|CFR 1.500 - 1.527||Release of Information from DVA Claimant Records|
|CFR 1.575 - 1.584||Safeguarding Personal Information in DVA Records|