Please be advised that all medical dispatches to include: 911 audio, emergency medical reports, EMS billing information, 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.
This request is now fulfilled and will be closed.
Lisa Rae Scott, Administrative Assistant
Records Management Division, Albuquerque Fire Department