The Virginia FOIA Opinion Archive


Attorney General's Opinion 1979-80 #377

Judge's notes on cases over which he/she currently presides exempt under the litigation exemption.

Attorney General's Opinion 1979-80 #270

Medical records exemption is discretionary, though the subject of the record may compel release to him-/herself or a designated doctor or attorney.

Attorney General's Opinion 1979-80 #387

A computer tape of a real estate assessments in an official record. County need not provide computer tape for citizen copying if tape is stored off-premises and a hard copy is available for public inspection in the county offices.

Attorney General's Opinion 1979-80 #386

Public body may require advance payment, as long as access is not unlawfully limited.

Attorney General's Opinion 1979-80 #378

School board may not use personnel exemption to discuss general personnel priorities in exeuctive session. Materials held exclusively by school superintendent are exempt working papers even if the superintendent has given a presentation to school board personnel using those materials.

Attorney General's Opinion 1979-80 #377A

Fees not in excess of the actual cost of providing copies are allowable.

Attorney General's Opinion 1979-80 #236

Medicare and Medicaid cost reports are open records. Court rulings interpreting the federal FOIA do not apply to Virginia's FOIA.

Attorney General's Opinion 1979-80 #384

Jail inmates are entitled to look at their own medical records that are otherwise exempt under FOIA.

Attorney General's Opinion 1978-79 #313

Minutes or transcripts of a properly held executive meeting are exempt from mandatory disclsoure.

Attorney General's Opinion 1978-79 #317A

a report to a public body becomes an official record when it comes in to the body's possession.

Attorney General's Opinion 1978-79 #315

financial statements city requires merchants selling goods in the city to file with its purchasing department are official records.

Attorney General's Opinion 1978-79 #317

Records on a teacher's professional qualifications are personnel records.

Attorney General's Opinion 1978-79 #318

The transcript of a Virginia Employment Commission hearing is a public record, but it exempt from mandatory disclosure by other code provisions.

Attorney General's Opinion 1978-79 #310

County must disclose salary of county employees earning more than $10,000.

Attorney General's Opinion 1978-79 #311

records of the position, job classification, salary or rate of pay and expense reimbursements paid to officials and employees of the University of Virginia are subject to required disclosure.

Attorney General's Opinion 1977-78 #481

List of county employees enrolled in the federal Comprehensive Employment and Training Act is an official record.

Attorney General's Opinion 1977-78 #493

papers prepared in response to a proposed zoning ordinance are official records.

Attorney General's Opinion 1977-78 #486

Coupons clipped from a private citizen-paid newspaper ad and sent to individual supervisors are not official records. Any formal petition, however, would be.

Attorney General's Opinion 1977-78 #489

Salaries of identifiable employees may be disclosed. Financial interest statements filed with clerk of court are open.

Attorney General's Opinion 1977-78 #487

Birth records are not official records. Other code provisions generally prohibit their release.

Attorney General's Opinion 1977-78 #309

Master list of restaurant and grocery store health inspections, and presumably the supporting files, are official records.

Attorney General's Opinion 1976-77 #315

Materials forwarded to individual school board members from the school superintendent are not exempt under the working papers exemption.

Attorney General's Opinion 1976-77 #210

Letters of reference are not exempt funder FOIA, but the Privacy Protection Act does prohibit their release.

Attorney General's Opinion 1976-77 #317

Salaries of identifiable employees need not be disclosed. Working papers of school division superintendent are exempt, but not similar papers held by the school board.