Balance Student Privacy and Mandatory Reporting When Addressing Mental Health Issues
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Review the multitude of laws that protect student privacy online and offline.
Weigh student confidentiality under FERPA against mandatory reporting duties in cases of mental health crisis.
Master the legal requirements for communicating with parents when mental health issues are suspected.
See how recent court decisions address the limits on school's ability to monitor and restrict student social media use.
Student Confidentiality: Exceptions and Mandatory Reporting
Social Media Use and Student Mental Health: School Legal Duties and Limitations
FERPA: Making Safety Disclosures Without Consent
Schools and Mental Health Professionals: The Interplay Between HIPAA and FERPA
Communicating With Other Schools About Mental Health Conditions
MARY S. GERBIG is an attorney with Buelow Vetter Buikema Olson & Vliet, LLC. Ms. Gerbig serves as counsel to numerous school districts throughout Wisconsin on general school law, special education, and labor and employment matters. The primary client base she serves includes school districts, Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESA) and other municipal employers. Ms. Gerbig regularly represents school districts in student special education, and discrimination hearings and mediations under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). She earned her B.A. degree, with honors, from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee; and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Marquette University Law School.
EMILY TURZINSKI is an attorney with Buelow Vetter Buikema Olson & Vliet, LLC, a firm that serves as general counsel for a wide variety of public schools and higher education institutions throughout the state of Wisconsin. Ms. Turzinski focuses her practice on advising public and private schools on matters of general school law and special education law, as well as labor and employment law. She earned her B.A. degree from Marquette University and her J.D. degree from Marquette University Law School.
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