This guide explains important legal and policy considerations for sharing information of youth in out-of-home care as well as examples of jurisdictions who successfully share information to improve...

The final ruling outlines the specifics for the 2008 amendments to FERPA. It specifically clarifies permissible disclosures, and provides guidance on the FERPA-HIPAA relationship.  File:  120908a....

This table catalogues key sections of FERPA, HIPAA, and the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records of the Public Health Service Act. For each key component of legislation, the...

The Uninterrupted Scholar’s Act of 2013 is a statute which amends the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  Specifically, this law assists schools and social welfare agencies in...

A high school principal hears a rumor that one of his students was arrested for underage drinking and possession of drugs at a party over the weekend. This student has been aggressive toward other...

This document describes the Navigating Information Sharing (NIS) Toolkit. It discusses applicable laws, specifically focusing on FERPA HIPAA, and outlines the important steps to implement...

 This Q & A provides information on the impact the Uninterrupted Scholar’s Act has on FERPA and the implications these changes have had on the ability to educational agencies to share...

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...

A School Resource Officer (SRO), who is employed by the school district’s police department, is concerned about a student. He has observed the student hanging out with known gang members and has...

A frustrated mother appears in the principal’s office, demanding to know what actions have been taken against a student who has bullied her child in school, which the parent has reported multiple...

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