Medical Emergency Information and HIPAA Authorization
Every fall, students are given “emergency cards” to complete and return to school. These cards help us identify students who take medications and/or have special health needs. In the event of illness or injury, the information is used to contact parents or guardians. Remember: A parent signature is required. Also included for parents to complete is an authorization form for the exchange of health and education information called the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA). This authorization assists Student Health personnel to communicate with physician offices when necessary.