Information Sharing for Schools and Postsecondary Institutions—the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Presenter: Ellen Campbell, Deputy Director of the Family Policy Compliance
Office (FPCO), U.S. Department of Education
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On Friday, August 9, 2013, the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) Office of
Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS) and the Readiness and Emergency Management
(REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center hosted a webinar that provided an
in-depth review of the “A Closer Look” section of the Obama Administration’s
Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans and
Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Institutions of Higher
Education. These new Guides, developed by ED in collaboration with the
U.S. Departments of Homeland Security (DHS), led by the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA); Justice (DOJ), led by the Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI); and Health and Human Services (HHS), represent the
culmination of years of work by the Federal government.
Ms. Ellen Campbell, Deputy Director of the Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S.
Department of Education, presented this webinar. Ms. Campbell has worked in the
area of student and family privacy issues since 1986 and has been instrumental
in bringing to the educational community a better understanding and appreciation
of the rights that parents and students are afforded by FERPA. She routinely
assists senior officials at the Department on matters involving the
applicability of FERPA to major policy issues facing the education community.
She also interacts closely with other federal agencies to ensure that their
programs do not conflict with parents’ and students’ privacy rights. In 2007,
she authored a chapter on FERPA in The Encyclopedia of Privacy, which was
published by Greenwood Press.
This webinar provided an overview of FERPA and the implications that this and
other federal statutes may have for information sharing in the emergency
planning process. It also provided a brief overview of the more limited
circumstances when HIPAA may apply and have an impact on information sharing in
school and higher education settings.
This 35-minute webinar session included a live PowerPoint presentation, as well
as a Question and Answer session following the presentation.
All webinar recordings are played back through
either Adobe Connect Pro using an online Internet connection or
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