The U.S. Department of Education has provided answers to questions that school officials may have had concerning the disclosure of personally identifiable information from students’ education records to outside entities when addressing the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The U.S. Department of Education and the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released updated joint guidance addressing the application of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule to records maintained on students.
Presenters: Baron Rodriguez (DaSy, EDTAP, PTAC), Ann Agnew (DaSy), & Ross Lemke (IDC) The session covers working knowledge on HIPAA regulations and requirements as well as ways HIPAA and FERPA overlap or interact. Participants will gain knowledge about HIPAA as it relates to Part C and Part B 619 agencies, programs, and service providers. Aspects […]
This 2016 document provides an orientation to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for Part C and Part B 619 agencies, programs, and service providers. Through answering frequently asked questions DaSy receives about HIPAA, the document highlights aspects of HIPAA most relevant to IDEA early childhood programs. By The DaSy Center Please note: […]
Conference: Early Childhood Privacy and Confidentiality Workshop Date: February 2015 Presenters: Baron Rodriguez, Frank Miller, Joyce Popp, Sharon Walsh, Robin Nelson, & Missy Cochenour This presentation is focused on the privacy and security of data in the early childhood sector. State teams were invited to participate in an all-day training where they learned about FERPA […]
Conference: Early Childhood Privacy and Confidentiality Workshop Date: April 2014 Presenters: Baron Rodriguez, Michael Hawes, Frank Miller, Sharon Walsh, Ann Agnew, & Missy Cochenour This workshop focused on the implications of FERPA & HIPAA for Early Childhood Integrated Data Systems. Participants developed data sharing agreements and learned how to engage external data users, such as […]
This 2014 document summarizes a webinar on common questions and considerations related to sharing data about children (for example, when inputting of developmental screening results and other sensitive child-level data into a statewide database). Published by: The Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance Program (ELC TA) Confidentiality Issues: Addressing Questions about Sharing Data among Organizations (PDF)
Conference: Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention (CRIEI) Date: February 2014 Presenters: Baron Rodriguez, Donna Spiker & Missy Cochenour This poster presents multiple case studies from across the country to highlight promising practices about researcher access to state data and understanding of privacy and confidentiality considerations, and ways that data can be used to […]
Presenters: Taletha Derrington, Bruce Sheppard, Ardith Ferguson, Christy Scott, & Kenneth Smith This 2013 collection of presentations discuss implementation issues and their implications for state IDEA data systems. Panelists from three states describe their states’ linkages and discuss how implementation issues have been addressed and how linkages have been (or could be) used to improve […]
Conference: Early Childhood Data Privacy Meeting Date: August 2013 Presenters: Robin Nelson, Missy Cochenhour, & Baron Rodriguez This presentation discusses key privacy issues in using data in early childhood, how to use early childhood data from planning through sustainability, the impact of FERPA & HIPAA, and tools for states to inform data use. The toolkit is designed […]