Requests for EMS records must contain the following information:
Name of the patient
Patientís age and date of birth
Date and approximate time of day of the paramedic response
Address of the paramedic response
Type of incident (motor vehicle crash, difficulty breathing, etc.)
The request for records should also include contact information in the event further information is required to research the record.
What to Include
Requests for records must include the following items:
Click to Download ---> Authorization for Release for Medical Records
Requests from individuals, whether the patient or an individual authorized by the patient, must include a photo copy of a government issued picture identification of the requesting individual, such as a driverís license. If the request is on behalf of a patient who has died, the requesting individual must provide verification of power of attorney for the patient.
Requests from law offices must include a letter of representation, to include a statement of whether New Castle County, the Emergency Medical Services Division and/or the paramedics are anticipated as parties to any potential legal action.
A $25.00 records fee payable to ď New Castle County EMSĒ
Requests for patient care reports may be directed to:
EMS Records Custodian
Emergency Medical Services Division
New Castle County
Department of Public Safety
3601 North DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720-6315
Format of Request
The Emergency Medical Services Division will only accept original copies of requests for patient care records. Fax or electronically sent requests or those missing any of the required items will not be processed.
For Further Information
If you should have further questions, please contact the Emergency Medical Services Division at 302-395-8184.