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§ 14-1409. Confidentiality, transference and removal of health records

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: June 28, 2019

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 1. Public School Code of 1949 (Refs & Annos)
Article XIV. School Health Services (Refs & Annos)
Effective: June 28, 2019
24 P.S. § 14-1409
§ 14-1409. Confidentiality, transference and removal of health records
(a) Except as provided under subsection (b), all health records established and maintained pursuant to this act shall be confidential, and their contents shall be divulged only when necessary for the health of the child or at the request of the parent or guardian to a physician legally qualified to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathy or osteopathic surgery in the Commonwealth.
(b) Notwithstanding any limitation on disclosure provided under this section or any other law, a school entity may disclose information from health records to appropriate parties in connection with an emergency if knowledge of the information is necessary to protect the health or safety of the student or other individuals in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Public Law 90-247, 20 U.S.C. § 1232g).
(c) In the case of any child of school age who enrolls in any school, public or private, in any district and who previously attended school in another district in Pennsylvania, the district or school wherein the child is newly enrolled shall request and the district or school where the child previously attended shall surrender the health record of the child. School districts, joint school boards or private schools, shall not destroy a child's health record for a period of at least two years after the child ceases to be enrolled, but may surrender such child's health record or portion thereof to his parent or guardian if the child does not re-enroll in an elementary or secondary school in Pennsylvania.


1949, March 10, P.L. 30, No. 14, art. XIV, § 1409, added 1957, July 15, P.L. 937, § 2. Amended 2019, June 28, P.L. 146, No. 18, § 18, imd. effective.
24 P.S. § 14-1409, PA ST 24 P.S. § 14-1409
Current through Act 11 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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