Friday, December 12, 2008

Student Health Records: Feds Provide Guidance

The federal Departments of Health & Human Resources and Education have issued a joint document providing guidance on the applicability of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to student health records. Both laws deal with privacy rights of students and their families, as does the main federal special education law, IDEA.

Because a number of our readers deal with student health records in various respects, and because it is unusual to find two powerful agencies of the federal government agreeing upon a document, I bring this publication to your attention.

If you are interested in this topic or if you deal with student health records, please review this document:

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