7000 - Students
7514 HEALTH RECORDS
The school shall keep a convenient, accurate, and up-to-date health record for every student. Insofar as the health records include confidential disclosures or findings, they shall be kept confidential.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy interests of students. For K through grade 12 students, health records maintained by the District, including immunization records and school nurse records, generally are considered "education records" and subject to FERPA because they are:
- Directly related to the student;
- Maintained by an education agency or institution, or a party acting for the agency or institution; and
- Not excluded from the definition of education records as treatment or sole-possession records, or on some other basis.
Individual records may be interpreted by the school's registered professional nurse to administrators, teachers, and counselors, consistent with law.
Education Law Sections 902(b) and 905
8 New York Code of Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Part 136
34 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Section 99
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