In December, former Northfield City Councilor David DeLong asked Northfield Hospital for the names of the finalists in its search for a new CEO/president. It turned into a bit of a saga.
Approved by the Northfield City Council as part of the consent agenda last night:
The City Council of the City of Northfield hereby requests that the Northfield Hospital adopt a data practices policy and establish a responsible authority in compliance with the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act.
- Pages 39-50 of last night’s Council packet
- April 3 Nfld News article, City, hospital may change their data request policies
- Advisory Opinion: 10-006 – Information Policy Analysis Division (IPAD), Minnesota Department of Administration
Opinion: Based on the facts and information provided, the Commissioner’s opinion on the issue Mr. DeLong raised is as follows:
Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, regarding a data request for the names of finalists for the position of president of the Northfield Hospital, the City of Northfield responded in a timely manner by providing some data responsive to the request but incorrectly classified some data as not public.