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FERPA Then and Now: Tipping the Balance in Favor of Disclosure of Mental Health Information Under the Health and Safety Emergency Exception

Posted:
01/01/2009
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Commercial Litigation
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Higher Education

Allison B. Newhart, an Associate in the Litigation Department and Higher Education Practice Group, co-wrote this article that covers how recent amendments to The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) will impact mental health prividers on campus.

FERPA is a federal statute that governs disclosure of student records and information. As a result of increasing caseloads, more seriously ill students and inadequate insurance coverage, mental illness is a growing concern for institutions of higher education. Recent amendments to FERPA seek to give campuses more options for responding to high risk students.