Kansas Open Records Act Requests

To Submit a Kansas Open Records request from the Kansas Board of Emergency Services via email, contact suzette.smith@ks.gov.

The Kansas Open Records Act (KORA) is the Kansas version of the federal Freedom of Information Act. It allows for public inspection and copying of some records maintained by public entities. Not all records are available for public inspection.

This document is the Open Records Policy for the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS). If you have general questions or concerns regarding the Kansas Open Records Act, please contact the Kansas Attorney General’s Office at (785) 296-2215.

Exceptions to the open records act
The KORA recognizes that certain records contain private or privileged information. The Act lists several exceptions, including:

Personnel information of public employees

Medical treatment records

Records protected by attorney-client privilege

Records closed by the rules of evidence

Records containing personal information compiled for Census purposes

Notes and preliminary drafts

Criminal investigation records

A list of additional exemptions can be found in K.S.A. 45-221

An agency is only required to provide public records that already exist. There is no requirement for the agency to create a record at your request.