Judge sides with Dispatch in Ohio Department of Health suit

Alonzo Osche

A special master at the Ohio Court of Claims has sided with The Columbus Dispatch in a 13-month-long records dispute over death certificate data.

Special Master Jeff Clark recommended in a June 9 report that the Ohio Department of Health turn over death certificate records contained in its Electronic Death Registration System database in response to the April 20, 2020 request.

The health department has seven days to file an objection to the report and could appeal it to the 10th District Court of Appeals.

The department declined to provide responsive records to the USA TODAY Network Ohio Bureau, which serves the Dispatch, on Friday, citing “pending litigation.” The agency did not reply to a question about whether it would appeal the decision.

Why The Ohio Department of Health claimed the data shouldn’t be made public

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