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HIPPA??

Posted by on Aug. 21, 2013 at 1:19 AM
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So our school nurse sent home a form for HIPPA to gain access to Elena's entire medical record. I'm extremely uncomfortable with this. I don't think I want some strangers knowing EVERYTHING about her medically. I want to say no. Is this wrong? I can give them copies for certain things from the doctors' if they need it. Opinions anyone? Did anyone else have to give the school this kind of information? I figure everything they need is already in the IEP right? Thanks ladies!

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mlogsdon
by on Aug. 21, 2013 at 1:44 AM
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I personally WOULD give my sons entire medical record. If something happens, I want them to be fully informed. But that's just me.
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Mipsy
by Chelle on Aug. 21, 2013 at 3:18 AM
That's weird. We had to get forms filled out and signed by our sons drs but never had to sign a hippa waiver to release medical records to them. And I wouldn't do it. I tell the school what they need to know and the drs fill out the necessary forms. I'd ask their reasoning for wanting his medical records. What benefit is it to them and his services? Ask his drs about it too and get their opinion
darbyakeep45
by Darby on Aug. 21, 2013 at 5:45 AM

My son's school has never asked for this before...I give them the information they need and that's it.  I would ask them why they want this.  Hugs!

jjamom
by Michele on Aug. 21, 2013 at 8:38 AM
I signed waivers when my son started Kindergarten between the school and the feeding clinic Manager and Behavioral Psychologist and between the school and his private SLP. We were putting feeding goals and his feeding protocol into his IEP, so I wanted the feeding team to be a resource to the school.

I have never been asked to do the HIPPA thing for his entire medical record. My son has been treated at 4 different hospitals (and a variety of specialists), plus a pediatrician, so I think that'd be hard to follow. I have given an uptake meeting where I answered multiple questions by a nurse and I prefer that, to be honest, because I know thd details of my son's medical history and I know I have seen discrepancies in his medical records.
lonelymommyof2
by on Aug. 21, 2013 at 8:48 AM

i would feel both ways about it. Why do you need ALL of it? But at the same time if i am at an appointment with another child and DH is at work and something happens the more they know the more they can do to help DD. DH and I are meeting monday with DD teacher school therapist nurse and ViceP to let them know what is going on. We got a behavior warning yesterday 4 days of school and 3 red parent contact letters :( It is a magnet school and they have strict guidelines about behavior 

mandee1503
by Amanda on Aug. 21, 2013 at 9:55 AM
I don't think if sign. I'd ask what they want specifically and go from there. I only sign releases between drs. Jacobs therapy places don't even have complete access other then what we do at their hospital. But we have drs all over the state.
letstalk747
by Joy on Aug. 21, 2013 at 10:57 AM

 i wouldnt do that , the school would have the DX'S OF MY KID already from me , if they had questions they can call me and discuss it with me

MauiStylinMommy
by Member on Aug. 21, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Thank you ladies! Glad to know I wasn't the only one who found this kind of odd. So I ended up writing in her "communication book" (goes between home and class) that I was uncomfortable with signing it and I took it out of her folder and it will remain at home for now. I also said if they needed certain dr reports that I have her entire record and I will give them copies of what I felt was necessary on Friday (my day off). I apologized but that this is how I felt. Too much?

jjamom
by Michele on Aug. 21, 2013 at 11:39 AM
No, they require these forms because it is your right to refuse communication and sharing of info if you feel it is too intrusive.


Quoting MauiStylinMommy:Thank you ladies! Glad to know I wasn't the only one who found this kind of odd. So I ended up writing in her "communication book" (goes between home and class) that I was uncomfortable with signing it and I took it out of her folder and it will remain at home for now. I also said if they needed certain dr reports that I have her entire record and I will give them copies of what I felt was necessary on Friday (my day off). I apologized but that this is how I felt. Too much?
N.Carter2001
by Silver Member on Aug. 21, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Never heard of school doing that. We get papers and it ask like what they need to know about health ect. But they dont want everything.

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