Patient Care Records

Wake County EMS strictly follows patient privacy laws 

Patients

Patients as well as parents or guardians of minor patients may receive a copy of their patient care record (PCR) in person at the EMS business office at 331 S. McDowell St., Raleigh

For deceased patients, the person listed at "Informant" or "Surviving Spouse" on the death certificate may receive a copy of the decedent's PCR. 

Required: 

  • Legal photo ID 
  • Completed Authorization for Release of Patient Record form (form may be completed in the office).  Final signature must be done in the office. 
  • If deceased, the original death certificate is required.  We'll make a copy of it and return it to you.

Alternatively, patients may receive a PCR copy via mail by sending a Notarized Authorization for Release of Patient Record form via U.S. Mail. 

Legal Designee of Patient

Legal  Designee of  Patient may receive a copy of the PCR in person at the business office with a legal document granting authority.  Family relationship does not qualify as legal designee of patient. 

Required: 

Alternatively, a  designee may receive a PCR copy via mail by sending a  Notarized  Authorization for Release of Patient Record form via U.S. Mail and a photo copy of the legal document granting authority. 

Law Offices

Law Offices may receive a copy of a PCR with a Notarized Authorization for Release of Patient Record form. 

  • Law offices must use the Wake County form
  • Releases created by the law office are not accepted
  • Law offices may pick up in person or via U.S. Mail
  • Faxes are not accepted

Judge Signed Papers

Judge-Signed Papers (court orders, warrants, etc.) allow release of PCR without other documentation.