G.S. 143-518

Medical records compiled by emergency medical services (EMS) providers and the state DHHS in connection with the dispatch, response, treatment, or transport of individual patients or in connection with the statewide trauma system are confidential and not public records. The statute allows disclosure in several instances, including:  
pursuant to the written consent of the patient or the patient’s guardian;
to health care personnel providing medical care to the patient;
pursuant to court order (authorizes judge to review record in camera upon request of the person identified in the record); or
pursuant to other law. 
Charges, accounts, credit histories, and other personal financial records compiled by EMS providers or DHHS in connection with the admission, treatment, and discharge of individual patients are strictly confidential and may not be released.

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