All patient care records are confidential and protected by privacy laws including HIPAA. Ridgewood Emergency Services has established a privacy and security policy to comply with these laws and to assure the integrity of your protected health information.
All requests for copies of records must be made in writing, signed by the patient or the patient's legal guardian and notarized. Only under a few exceptions, such as complying with a subpoena, can medical information be released without the consent of the patient.
For more information and to request a copy of your patient care record, please forward a written request to:
Ridgewood Fire Department Attn: Records Request 201 East Glen Avenue Ridgewood, NJ 07450
All requests should include a contact phone number for verification. Please indicate how you would like the report sent to you (mail, or email.) Requests by attorneys should include a signed HIPAA or medical release form.
Records requests will be completed within 30 days of receiving all signed paperwork. A small fee may be charged in accordance with applicable NJ laws.