Florida State University and Healthy Campus are constantly striving to provide a campus community in which students can thrive and succeed. As such, important Federal laws apply in regards to both educational and medical records of our students. The Family and Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is a Federal law which helps protect the privacy of student education records. Students have the right to withhold any directory information that they wish to withhold from any third party. Under FERPA, parents are third parties, with no rights to records. For more information on FERPA, please visit this website http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html.
Florida State University handles sexual misconduct complaints sensitively and discreetly; we are all responsible for providing a supportive environment for those in need, and for reporting misconduct. If you have experienced sexual misconduct or know someone who has, FSU is committed to providing support and resources to assist. We do not tolerate sexual misconduct. For more on support, response, and prevention, visit http://knowmore.fsu.edu/get-help-now/.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) assures that individuals' health information is properly protected while allowing the flow of health information needed to provide and promote high quality health care and to protect the public's health and wellbeing. In regards to parents, students may complete the Patient Disclosure Authorization Form to allow University Health Services to discuss their medical information with others. This form along with other health services information can be found here http://uhs.fsu.edu/forms/forms.html. For more information on HIPAA, please visit this website: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/summary/index.html.
You can also find a list of services here that your student can access.