Joint Guidance on the Application of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) And the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) To Student Health Records

This guide for school administrators, health care professionals, and others explains the relationship between the FERPA and the HIPAA Privacy Rule. The guide addresses how these two laws apply to student records and it specifically discusses disclosures that are allowed with or without consent/authorization, especially those related to health and safety emergency situations.