Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records, inclusive of student health records, maintained by PreK-12 schools.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law that requires covered entities (e.g., private health care providers, health plans) to protect individuals' health records and other personal health information that the entities maintain or transmit.
This guidance provides information on how FERPA and HIPAA apply to schools.