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Guidance on Student Medical Records Disclosure Offered by Department of Education

The US Department of Education, Family Policy Compliance Office has issued a draft Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) (PDF) reminding institutions of their “their obligations under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), 20 U.S.C. § 1232g and the regulations in 34 C.F.R. Part 99, to protect students’ education records from disclosure without consent, and to provide guidance more specifically on the disclosure of student medical records.”

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