Under state and federal law, certain entities and/or individuals are granted access to certain records held by the City of Richland as a matter of right.
Patients who receive medical treatment from the Richland Fire & Emergency Services Department EMTs or Paramedics are authorized to receive unredacted copies of their protected health information upon proof of identity and signature of a consent form. This request type is provided outside of the Public Records Act.
See RCW 70.02.030; 45 CFR § 164.524.
If you have questions about this, or would like to obtain your protected health information from RF&ES during regular business hours, please contact us at (509) 942-7703.