Professionals Working in Educational Institutions

Understanding Student Privacy Protections

InfoBrief developed by the CoE-PHI highlighting student privacy protections and interplay between FERPA, 42 CFR Part 2, and HIPAA related to students’ mental health or substance use disorder treatment.

Key Points

  • Protecting student privacy is important.
  • When multiple privacy laws overlap the most protective law applies.
  • State law and other privacy protections must be considered.

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