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Updated Joint Guidance on Privacy and Student Education and Health Records

The U.S. Department of Education and the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released updated joint guidance on December 19 addressing the application of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule to records maintained on students. The updated joint guidance is HERE.

As a reminder, the Washington School-Based Health Alliance held a SBHC Community of Practice call in November last year on the topic of Consent and Confidentiality in School-Based Health Care. A link to a recording of the call is HERE.

Community of Practice Call on SBHC Consent & Confidentiality

About 40 people from across Washington joined our SBHC Community of Practice call today on the topic of Consent & Confidentiality in School-Based Health Care.  Thank you to our presenters Sara Rigel, Public Health–Seattle & King County School-Based Partnerships Program, and Janet Cady, Neighborcare Health!

Access here the recording of the call, or the PowerPoint slide deck with live links to resources at the end.