FERPA: When is Bullying Considered a Health Safety Emergency?

Organization: Northeastern University Law Journal
Author: Tracey L. Schneider
Published: April 1, 2013

This paper will address the limitations that FERPA places on educational institutions with regard to disclosure of confidential student information in health and safety emergencies, including bullying. It discusses different factual scenarios that may constitute a health or safety emergency, illustrating how educational institutions can establish bullying incidents as health and safety emergencies thus allowing the institution to release information in order to protect bullying victims. Login required.