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    Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street
    Austin, Texas 78756

    Phone: 512-776-7279
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Texas Guide to School Health Services: Legal Issues

School health services staff need to know school health–related laws, rules, and regulations to assure the health and safety of students. The resources below include information about student health records, HIPAA and FERPA laws and out of hospital do-not resuscitate orders. 

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Child Abuse and Neglect

Do Not Resuscitate

Documentation and Confidentiality

HIPAA and FERPA

Federal and State School Health Laws, Rules, and Regulations

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Last updated April 9, 2021