Freedom of Information (FOI)

Under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, all records in any form (paper, electronic, taped, etc.) that are made or kept in the course of DHS business are public records, regardless of where the records are maintained or stored.  DHS must provide copies of public records immediately upon request unless the records are in active use or storage, in which case, DHS must provide the records within 3 working days.  Disclosure exceptions include adoption records, protected health information, and most client-specific records.  Lori McDonald of the Office of Policy and Legal Services receives and responds to all Freedom of Information Act requests except media requests, which go to Director of Communications Amy Webb in the Director’s Office.  For complete information see DHS Policy 1053.


Records & Databases

Listing and general description of computer databases 


Informational & Statistical Reports

DHS Legislative & Consumer Directory
Arkansas Annual Synar Reports
Annual Statistical Reports
Arkansas Prevention Needs Assessment Student Survey Reports
County Office Operational Report (COOR)
Arkansas Medicaid Program Overview Booklet 

Juvenile Justice Reform In Arkansas
Olmstead Report   

 Program Policies

 Dept of Human Services Policies


Program Plans

SSBG Pre-expenditure Report

Arkansas State Plan on Aging FY2008-2011