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Demi Moore 911 call won't be fully redacted until next week

January 27, 2012 |  7:37 am
Los Angeles officials said actress Demi Moore is not receiving special treatment by having medical details of a 911 tape redacted before the recording is released to the public

Officials said they don't expect to release until next week the 911 call that brought paramedics to Demi Moore's home.

Los Angeles Fire Department personnel rushed to Moore's home near Benedict Canyon to treat her for an undisclosed illness. They treated her and took her to a hospital, according to sources. Her publicist said only that the actress is getting medical help for "exhaustion" and to "improve her overall health."

But the 911 tape is not likely to shed much light on her health issues. The Los Angeles city attorney's office is redacting it before the recording is released to the public to comply with federal medical privacy rules. Officials said they won't be done fully redacting it until next week.

"Generally speaking, it's our recommendation to withhold release of any medical condition or ingested substance related to an incident," said Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney's office, which has reviewed the 911 tape and made recommendations to city agencies on which sections to cut.

Law enforcement sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the case remains open, said it's standard policy for the Los Angeles Fire Department to remove medical information before releasing recordings of 911 calls. The LAPD does not  release 911 tapes.

Moore, who recently starred in the movie "Margin Call," disclosed last fall that she was ending her marriage to actor Ashton Kutcher.

In a statement released Monday to the Times' Ministry of Gossip blog, a Moore representative said: "Because of the stresses in her life right now, Demi has chosen to seek professional assistance to treat her exhaustion and improve her overall health. She looks forward to getting well and is grateful for the support of her family and friends."

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Photo: Demi Moore. Credit: Prakash Mathema / AFP/Getty Images

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