ACLU of New Jersey Sues NJ Department of Health for Denying OPRA Request on Ebola Policies

Lawsuit would Compel DOH to Turn Over Records about the State’s Quarantine Policies for those Exposed to the Virus.

March 3, 2015
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The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey (ACLU-NJ) filed a lawsuit in Mercer County Superior Court challenging the New Jersey Department of Health’s refusal to provide public records regarding the development and implementation of state policies and protocols about exposure to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

“The state of New Jersey must be transparent about the scientific information and health policy thinking used to formulate and implement these statewide rules,” ACLU-NJ Executive Director Udi Ofer said. “The public must be assured that these policy decisions are being guided by science, not fear.”

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