Over on PHIprivacy.net, I’ve posted links to some articles concerning ebola, HIPAA, and public health authorities. But Elizabeth Litten raises another aspect when students are involved:
Recent news articles regarding a New Jersey elementary school’s handling of the enrollment of two new students from Rwanda provided another glimpse of Ebola hysteria and the opportunity for me to follow up on Bill Maruca’s blog about Ebola and HIPAA with yet another (fairly obscure) statutory acronym. When it comes to protecting the privacy of students, HIPAA often does not even apply and it’s the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, known as FERPA, that matters.
Read more on HIPAA, HITECH & HIT.