Updated Joint Guidance on Application of HIPAA and FERPA to Student Health Records

The United States Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education have recently released updates to joint guidance related to the intersection of HIPAA and FERPA. As noted on the Health and Human Services website, “This joint guidance – PDF with the Department of Education provides clear explanations and examples of when students’ health information can be shared under the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) statute and implementing regulations.” Please visit their website for additional information and access to the joint guidance.

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