A signed HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) Authorization form is a permission slip that allows healthcare providers to disclose medical information to designated individuals, such as parents or trusted guardians.
The HIPAA Authorization form does not grant rights to make medical decisions on the student’s behalf, as in the case of a medical emergency when the student is incapacitated. For those rights, a Durable Health Care Power of Attorney is required.
The HIPAA Authorization form does not have to be notarized or witnessed.
Why do I need a HIPAA Release?
It permits healthcare providers to disclose your student’s health information. Without it, parents do not have automatic access.
Also Known As: HIPAA Release Form