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Privacy Considerations

Two pieces of legislation policy regulate how student mental health records are shared to ensure that schools and their collaborating partners respect and protect the confidentiality of students students and their families while providing necessary care.

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Learn more about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule that protects the privacy of patient health information (mainly relating to student mental health records) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) that protects the privacy of public students’ personal education records. 

View our curated resource gallery to learn more about federal law and the national standards that protect student education records and the confidentiality of students and their families.



Learn more about the National Center on Safe and Supportive Learning Environments, under the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Supportive Schools and the American Institutes for Research (AIR) for more resources and support design to help educational stakeholders sustain safe, engaging and healthy school environments that support student academic success. 

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