(Recorded Webinar) Student Health and Education Records: Compliance with HIPAA and FERPA

Duration: 52 minutes
Recorded on: 8/26/2021

Back-to-school season provides an ideal opportunity to review the federal laws and regulations that apply to records maintained on students, identify the key compliance risk areas for health centers as they use, disclose and request such records, and develop strategies to minimize identified compliance risks.  As covered entities, most health centers and their staff members are familiar with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Rules, including the HIPAA Privacy Rule which requires covered entities to limit the uses and disclosures of protected health information permitted without patient authorization.  The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) statute and implementing regulations protect students’ education records, providing parents with the right to access, to amend, and to consent to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from their child’s education records.

As health centers partner with schools to provide health care, to coordinate support services and to assist families and the community, it is critical to ensure information is appropriately used and disclosed to avoid non-compliance and to build trust with students and their families.  Understanding the regulatory framework can also improve communication between health center and school staff members, as each party better understands when student health information can be disclosed and when additional consent is required.  In this webinar, we will review how HIPAA and FERPA apply to and typically affect health centers, recommend key policies and procedures to review and revise for compliance, and discuss training priorities for staff members working with and in schools.


Please note: This webinar is offered as a complimentary product to all Health Center Compliance Premium Plan Subscribers. For more information on our Premium Plan, click here or Contact Us.


 

Target Audience

  • Compliance Officers/Risk Managers
  • HIPAA Privacy and Security Officers
  • Clinical Staff
  • School-Based Health Center Staff
  • Medical Records Staff

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Determine whether HIPAA or FERPA apply to records maintained on students
  • Develop policies, procedures and consent forms to permit the use and disclosure of records maintained on students
  • Create and implement training plans to ensure workforce members understand the applicable federal laws and regulations and the health center’s policies and procedures
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
09/21/2021
Course expires: 
09/01/2024
Cost:
$150.00

DIANNE PLEDGIE

As Partner and Compliance Counsel with the firm’s health law practice group, Dianne advises health centers on implementing effective compliance programs and on addressing top compliance risk areas. Dianne counsels health centers and other organizations on developing compliance programs that include the OIG’s seven elements, respond to identified compliance risk areas, and reflect the organization’s culture.  Dianne also advises health centers and other organizations on patient privacy and confidentiality, including the HIPAA Privacy Rule and 42 CFR Part 2.  She has experience responding to privacy and security incidents, including determining whether there has been a breach, notifying patients and the government, and creating corrective action plans. [Full Bio]

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance

Price

Cost:
$150.00
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