Making a request for public records

The Betsy Lehman Center, an entity established within and supported by the state’s Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA), encourages you to download the form below to make a public records request (PRR). This helps to ensure the most expeditious and accurate response to your request. Otherwise, written requests may be delivered by hand, mail, email or fax. While requests for public records may be made in person to CHIA's Records Access Officer (RAO), such requests may not be the subject of an appeal. Telephone requests may be accepted at the discretion of the RAO.

CHIA has designated the following employee as the Primary Records Access Officer (RAO) who will assist requesters in fulfilling their requests on behalf of the Betsy Lehman Center.

Ms. Corine Peach, Primary RAO 
Center for Health Information and Analysis
501 Boylston Street, 5th floor
Boston, MA 02116-473

Email: public.records@state.ma.us
Fax: 617-727-7662
Phone: 617-701-8105

Please request data via CHIA's Public Record Request Form (PDF) | Word and email the completed form directly to public.records@state.ma.us. Only questions pertaining to the PRR process or a PRR status should be sent to the email account of the Primary RAO.

Search and administrative fees may be charged in connection with a public record request for the efforts of staff locating requested records. Please note that CHIA no longer accepts credit and debit card payments. If fees do apply, you must send a check by mail, or make an epayment from a checking or savings account here

Public Record Request Tips

Consider how you can narrow the scope of your request to expedite the production process.  The first four hours of work performed to respond to a PRR will be performed at no cost.  After that, CHIA may charge up to $25 per hour.  

Public agencies must adhere to the law requiring them to secure personally identifiable information and prevent unwarranted invasions of privacy.  Documents containing such information will be redacted before releasing, expanding time needed for production.  Please consider how you might revise your request to exclude records containing such information.