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.