Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Kentucky non-profit company is a public agency, Attorney General rules

"The contractor running the Medicaid managed-care program in the Jefferson County region is a public agency whose records are covered by the Kentucky Open Records Act, the attorney general's office ruled Wednesday.

The 12-page opinion said that, although Passport Health Plan is a non-profit health maintenance organization, it is a "public agency" under the Open Records Act. That's because its money comes from the state to carry out a state function -- delivery of Medicaid services in Jefferson and 15 surrounding counties.

The opinion stems from an Open Records Act request made earlier this year by The Courier-Journal seeking records relating to employee compensation and board action at Passport."
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