FOG applauds the decision of New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas to release the Behavioral Health Provider Audit’s Final Report. FOG’s initial review of the report confirms what FOG has asserted all along – that the report is a public record not subject to any exception under the Inspection of Public Records Act, and should have been made available to the public from the start. FOG is in the process of reviewing the redactions to the report to determine if they are permissible under the law. Although it is disappointing that it took 19 months and two lawsuits for the public to gain access to this report, FOG is pleased with Mr. Balderas’ decision, and will continue its fight to ensure public access to public business.
The report can be found online here: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1511352-2013pcgaudit.html