Hello C. Infami,
On February 24, 2018, we received your request to inspect:
Per the New Mexico public records law would you kindly send all fire reports, all 911 audio digital/tape calls, all log book entries, Emergency Medical Reports, 911 Incident Recall Sheets, Calls For Service Reports, all Incident Reports, all Case Reports, all dispatch logs, all fire reports and everything in the file regarding all 911 calls pertaining to:
522 Lomas Blvd NE
On February 28, you clarified you were seeking records for the last year.
Additional research has located several responses to 522 Lomas between 03/01/2017 and 03/04/2018. These responses were for medical care. Please be advised that all medical dispatches to include: 911 audio, emergency medical reports, EMS CAD sheets, or anything related to the provision of medical care is covered by HIPAA and will not be released without a signed authorization by the patient or the patient’s authorized representative. See NMSA 1978, § 14-2-1(A)(1) (medical records), (8) (as otherwise provided by law, including but not limited to 45 C.F.R. §§ 160, 164 (HIPAA)). However, records related to fire suppression operations such as fire alarms or structure fires are public record. Fire records include fire reports, fire audio, and fire CAD sheets.
The attached records are the “fire report” for the EMS response. These will provide limited information. All additional public records responsive to this request are protected by HIPAA and therefore exempt from IPRA, including EMS reports, EMS CAD sheets, and 911 EMS audio. If you are able to provide a signed HIPAA release for the patients associated with these responses, we will provide the remaining medical records. Medical records will need to be picked up in person with ID.
The City is unclear what you mean when you ask “how do I appeal your response?” If you wish to have a third-party review our response, please contact the New Mexico Attorney General and complete the “IPRA Complaint Form.”
Lieutenant Melvin Martinez
Albuquerque Fire Department
Records Management Division
400 Roma Ave. NW
Albuq. NM 87102
All responsive documents have been made available for inspection. This request is now fulfilled and will be closed.
- [RC NAME]