Actress Demi Moore's recent medical emergency and the subsequent release of the 911 tape related to the incident has prompted State Assemblywoman and former 911 dispatcher Norma Torres (D-Pomona) to consider a revision to California Public Records law that will allow for 911 calls to be classified in the same manner as medical records and therefore kept private. While the current statute exempts "personnel, medical, or similar files, the disclosure of which would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy," from Public Records Act disclosure, Torres is calling for a specific exemption for 911 calls. Currently, portions of the call that are exempt from release under this section (PRA Code Section 6254) are redacted. For more on PRA exemptions, read here.
For more on the Torres legislation, here.
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