I just found out that the online system my school uses for entering attendance/medical/immunizations/etc is not HIPPA compliant due to the fact that they are not a covered entity and because the PHI stored on their server is considered Education Records.
I have been writing student notes in the medical portion of this system. When I called customer support to find out who has access to medical info they said the Principal, VP and registrar.
At my previous location all of our online documentation was HIPPA compliant and if access to notes were needed, they needed a subpoena.
Not sure how to feel about whether to continue documenting on the online system or to begin documenting on paper forms instead and filing in student medical chart?
What format do you use to chart?
As an aside, who do you go to, to ask legal questions that come up over your nursing carreer?