U Memo 11-14

Posted on Apr 15, 2011 in Informal Opinions - UIPA Opinions

U Memo 11-14
April 15, 2011
Complaint Files

Requester asked whether the Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) properly denied Requester’s request under part III of the UIPA for case files pertaining to complaints he had filed with that office.

OIP found that the UIPA allowed the Ombudsman to withhold the requested case files in order to maintain secrecy regarding its investigations as required by statute. HRS §§ 92F-13(4) and
-22(5); HRS § 96-9(b).