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Administrative Delegation #20

Date: OCT 3 1978

TO: PHS Agency Heads

FROM: Acting Executive Officer

SUBJECT: Delegation of Appeals Authority Under the DHEW Privacy Act Regulation

Pursuant to the authority delegated by the Assistant Secretary for Health to the Executive Officer, PHS, on OCT 3 1978 under Section 5b.8 of Part 5b, "Privacy Act Regulation," of Subtitle A, Title 45, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) (40 CFR 47406047415), I hereby designate the PHS agency heads as appeal authorities with authority to take final action upon an individual's appeal of a refusal to correct or amend the individual's record when such appeal has been made by the individual in accordance with the provisions of the "Privacy Act Regulation" set forth in Section 5b.7 of 45 CFR Part 5b.  The PHS agency heads my exercise this authority for records in systems of records maintained by their respective agencies.  It may not be exercised by the PHS agency heads when they have participated fn making the refusal which is under appeal.

The above authority shall be exercised in accordance with the provisions of 45 CFR Part 5b.

This authority may not be redelegated.

This delegation is effective upon date of signature.

/John C. Droke/
John C. Droke

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