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    The Family of Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.  The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.  This law extends to school health records with the same protections.  School health records are also protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996.  A major component of HIPAA addresses the privacy of individual’s health information by establishing a nation-wide federal standard concerning the privacy of health information and how it can be used and disclosed.  Confidentiality of records shall be maintained during the creation, storage, transfer and destruction of student health records.