Friday, February 19, 2010

South Carolina emergency medical service calls closer to becoming a public record

"Records of how emergency medical services respond to calls should be part of the public record. Thanks to a vote Thursday by the state Senate Medical Affairs Committee, South Carolina is one step closer to making those records accessible to the public.

The South Carolina Press Association had lobbied to make records of emergency calls — including response times and the names of emergency medical workers — open to the public. Those records now are kept private because of an obscure provision in a state law passed several years ago at the request of the state Department of Health and Environmental Control."
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