Joint Guidance on the Application of FERPA and HIPAA to Student 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 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 guidance, which was first issued in November 2008, clarifies for school administrators, health care professionals, families, and others how FERPA and HIPAA apply to education and health records maintained about students. The revised guidance includes additional frequently asked questions and answers addressing when a student’s health information can be shared without the written consent of the parent or eligible student under FERPA, or without written authorization under the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

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Parenting Connections Winter 2019

Parenting Connections Winter 2019
Topics include:
What's After High School
Trauma 101
Respite Care 101

Trainings are held at Hedberg Public Library and Beloit Public Library.
HEDBERG PUBLIC LIBRARY: Register online, at the Children’s Desk, or call 758-6585
BELOIT PUBLIC LIBRARY: Register with Wendy Porter at 608-361-4020 or

File: Parenting-Connections-BROCHURE-Winter-2019.pdf

Resource Sheet TTT SDJ 10.5.21

These are the resource links highlighted in the Chat as part of the presentation. Learn about the transition to adult life for youth with disabilities and special health care needs. This training covers the role of schools, long-term supports, public benefits, the change to adult health care, supported decision making options and other legal options, advocacy, employment, housing and living, the basics of self-determination, and imagining community life. Presented by Barbara Katz, Co-Director, Family Voices of Wisconsin. There is also a resource list, copy of the slides and a recorded presentation of What’s After High School? in English and Spanish at

Transition Talks Tuesdays is a partnership with the School District of Janesville and the Southern Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs.

File: WAHS-resource-sheet-1.docx