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
RACHEL M. REIGHT is a partner with Baasten, McKinley & Co., L.P.A. Ms. Reight practices in the areas of labor and employment law, administrative law (state employment relations board, Ohio Department of Education, & children services investigations), workers' compensation, and defense of teachers and associations. Ms. Reight is a frequent speaker at workshops for public educators, school employees, and county developmental disabilities board employees in Cuyahoga, Lorain, and Summit counties. She is a member of Ohio State and Stark County (Disputed Fee Committee) bar associations. Ms. Reight received her B.A. degree from The Ohio State University and earned her J.D. degree from the University of Toledo College of Law.
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