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Title FERPA Waiver For Behavioral Health Services
Status Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Postpone Indefinitely (02/12/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House Sponsors B. Buentello (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Gardner (R)
House Committee
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 01/27/2020
Description

The bill requires the department of education (department) to make
available on the department's website to all public schools a waiver form

that a parent or legal guardian may use to waive for one school year the
provisions of the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of
1974 (FERPA), as necessary to allow school personnel to communicate
with behavioral health care providers about a student's health records. The
waiver form must include an explanation that signing the waiver is
optional. The bill requires public schools to include the waiver form in
the materials for pupil registration.

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