IPRA Requests

Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA)

Procedure for requesting inspection:
Written requests to inspect public records of the New Mexico Workers' Compensation Administration (WCA) should be submitted to Records Custodian Rinda Dewhirst in the General Counsel Office.

General Counsel Office
New Mexico Workers' Compensation Administration
Attn: Rinda Dewhirst, Records Custodian
PO Box 27198, Albuquerque, NM 87125-7198
Phone: (505) 841-6085  Fax: (505) 841-6813
Email: WCA.IPRA.Request@state.nm.us

A written request must contain the name, address, and telephone number of the person making the request. The request must describe the records sought in sufficient detail to enable the records custodian to identify and locate the requested records. While a request for records can be made in person or by telephone, it is preferred that a request for records be submitted by mail, fax, or email.

The Inspection of Public Records Act allows agencies to charge a reasonable fee for copies of public records. The WCA charges a fee of $0.25 per page for copying and charges the actual cost for a CD or flash drive ($4.00) for electronic copies that cannot be emailed because of the large volume of records.
Prepayment will be requested.

Certain records of the WCA may be confidential and not subject to the Inspection of Public Records Act, as prescribed by the New Mexico Workers' Compensation Act, NMSA (1978) § 52-5-21 and the New Mexico Administrative Code NMAC

The New Mexico Attorney General has published an IPRA Compliance Guide as a resource.

For media requests, visit our Public Information Office

For legal information requests, contact General Counsel.

For records requests, contact the Records Custodian.