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Public Records & Research

Public Records Requests

For Agency of Human Services Central Office public records requests please contact Diane Irish, Public Records Officer, at If email is not an option, you may call Diane through the Secretary's Office at 802-241-0440 or mail your request to: 280 State Drive, Waterbury, VT 05671-2010 attention Diane Irish.

AHS-Central Office will respond to your request within three business days of receiving it unless there are unusual circumstances and the three day period may be extended in accordance with 1 V.S.A. §318.  Unusual circumstances may result in an extension, upon written notice, of up to 10 (ten) business days from receipt of your request.

For records requests specific to AHS departments, please contact the following:

Department of Corrections: Shawntel LaCroix,, 802-241-0069

Department for Children and Families: Nya Pike,

Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living: Hope Smith,, 802-241-0351

Department of Mental Health: Jennifer Rowell,, 802-241-0090

Department of Vermont Health Access: Jessica Ploesser,

Vermont Department of Health: Paul Hochanadel,, 802-585-0209

Access the Statewide Public Records Database.

Conducting Research at AHS

The Vermont Agency of Human Services requires that research conducted by any component of the agency involving human subjects, their health related information and/or any potential risk to human subjects, be approved before the research is begun. The Agency Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews applications concerning research on human subjects or their protected health information when the subjects are Agency clients or recipients of public services or benefits furnished by the Agency AND when the research is proposed by, affiliated with, conducted at the request of, or involves an Agency department, division, program or office.

Published Reports

Access a collection of 2018-2019 reports submitted to the Vermont State Legislature on various topics.