You are doing th right thing by not putting multiple studnet names on a lsit to be distributed, but ensure that persons who are in a position to assist a student with serious health issues are aware of:
1. How to recognize a problem
2. What to do about it.
I provided all teachers with an individual "care plan " for those symptoms and responses in the classroom. I ran that plan by the parent before sharing and asked who else should receive it. Parents inevitably wanted more people to have a copy than I would ahve thought of, very appropriately.
JOSN articles are online at www.nasn.org
for members. See the following publications:
Schwab, N. C., Rubin, M., Maire, J. A., Gelfman, M. H. B, Bergren, M. D., Mazyck, D. & Hine, B. (2005). Protecting and disclosing student health information: Guidelines for developing school district policies and procedures. Kent, OH: ASHA. www.ashhaweb.org
Schwab, N. (2003). School nurses role in education privacy standards for student health records. National Association of School Nurses, www.nasn.org
Bergren, M. D. (2005). Confidentiality and individual health care plans. In C. Silkworth, M. Arnold, J. Harrigan, & D. Zaiger (Eds.). Individualized healthcare plans and the school nurse. North Branch, MN: Sunrise River Press.
Bergren, M. D. (2004). Privacy questions from practicing school nurses: Answers from an expert. Journal of School Nursing, 20, 296 - 301
Bergren, M. D. (2004). HIPAA – FERPA revisited. Journal of School Nursing, 20(2), 107 - 112.
Bergren, M. D. (2001). HIPAA hoopla? Journal of School Nursing, 17, 336 – 340.
Cheung, O., Clements, B. & Pechman, E. (1997). Protecting the privacy of student records: Guidelines for educational agencies. NCES. http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=97527
National Forum on Education Statistics. (2004). Forum Guide to Protecting the Privacy of Student Information: State and Local Education Agencies, NCES 2004–330. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2004330
Schwab, N. & Pohlman, K. J. (2004). Records: The Achilles heel of school nurses. Answers to some bothersome questions. Journal of School Nursing, 20, 236 – 241.
Schwab N. & Gelfman, M. H. B. (2001). Legal issues in school health services: A resource for school nurses, administrators and attorneys. North Branch, MN: Sunrise River Press. available on Amazon.com for $51