A. The Delaware Supreme Court emphasizes public policies underlying the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to be to “ensure governmental accountability, inform the electorate, and acknowledge that public entities, as instruments of government, should not have the power to decide what is good for the public to know.” The Attorney General of Delaware further states, “It is vital in a democratic society that public business be performed in an open and public manner so that our citizens shall have the opportunity to observe the performance of public officials and to monitor the decisions that are made by such officials in formulating and executing public policy; and further, it is vital that citizens have easy access to public records in order that the society remain free and democratic.”
A. No, some information is exempt from release externally under FOIA. Some examples are:
Reference for this statue is the Delaware Freedom of Information Act Policy Manual published in 1997 by the Delaware Department of Justice.
A. The full text of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) can be found in the Delaware Code (29 Del Code, Chapter 100) .
A. The Division of Public Health has created an online form for this purpose.