UIPA Memo 11-14
Requester asked whether the Office of the Ombudsman
(Ombudsman) properly denied Requester’s request under part
III of the UIPA for case files pertaining to complaints he had filed
with that office.
OIP found that the UIPA allowed the Ombudsman to withhold
the requested case files in order to maintain secrecy regarding
its investigations as required by statute. HRS §§ 92F-13(4)
-22(5); HRS § 96-9(b).