Student and Data Privacy (FERPA, PPRA and NYS Education Law 2-d)

Joint Guidance on the Application of FERPA and HIPAA to Student Health Records

First issued November 2008, this guidance clarifies for school administrators, health care professionals, families, and others how FERPA and HIPAA apply to education and health records maintained about students.  The 2019 revision includes additional frequently asked questions and answers (US Dept of Health and Human Services & US Department of Education 12/2019).

Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)This federal law affords certain rights to parents of minor students with regard to surveys that ask questions of a personal nature (USDOE).

NYSED Data Privacy and Security Webpage

Provides information on Laws (Education Law 2-d, FERPA, PPRA) and Regulations as well as resources for educational institutions and parents on data security and privacy of student records, including the Parents Bill of Rights. The Parents’ Bill of Rights informs parents of the legal requirements regarding privacy, security, and the use of student data. (NYSED) 

Clarification of Student Pregnancy and Confidentiality -NYSED Student Support Services May 5, 2009

NASN (National Association of School Nurses) HIPAA-FERPA Resource Page
Provides links to NASN Journal resources, webinars, radio broadcasts, and position statement.

Page updated 09/16/2021