Due to myths and misinformation, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) may create challenges for education abroad professionals.
Understanding the nuances of HIPAA and FERPA will empower those in the field to make timely, informed decisions during crises without violating federal regulations and risking litigation and fines.
Education abroad offices need to have strategic policies in place to minimize campus liability without denying partners crucial information regarding student health and safety. Education abroad professionals must balance their commitment to supporting student needs with the confidentiality required of them by law.
This NAFSA e-Learning Seminar will address prevalent issues related to HIPAA and FERPA, and will provide participants with the tools and information needed to avoid regulatory missteps.