The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA or the Buckley Amendment) is a federal law codified at 20 U.S.C. §1232g (with implementing regulations in CFR 34, part 99). The regulations provide that educational agencies and institutions receiving funding under a program administered by the U. S. Department of Education must provide students with access to their education records, and some control over the disclosure of information from the records. Schools must have a student's consent prior to the disclosure of educational records. FERPA is more restrictive than HIPAA, therefore, districts/counties that are FERPA compliant are also HIPAA compliant.

    For more information on FERPA, please refer to the HIPAA/FERPA section of theMedicaid Handbook.


    Overview of FERPA as per the Federal Department of Education External Link

    FERPA Law

    FERPA Information - HHS

    HCSD FERPA Policy