Student Health Center

James B. Ellison, Sr. Student Health Center Student Confidentiality and Privacy Policies

The James B. Ellison, Sr. Student Health Center (SHC) strives to provide comprehensive health care while respecting the individuals’ rights and dignity of all students. The Family Educational Rights to Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is a federal law that governs access to and privacy of student records at schools, such as Morehouse College. ALL STUDENTS who are enrolled at Morehouse are entitled to the rights afforded by FERPA.

UNDER FERPA YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO:

  1. Ask to see and get a copy of your health records
  2. Have corrections added to your health information
  3. Limit disclosure of any personally identifiable information from your health records
  4. Decide if you want to give your permission before your health information can be used or shared for certain purposes
  5. Ask to be reached somewhere other than home

Student treatment records at the Student Health Center are regulated by FERPA and NOT HIPAA Privacy Rules. For more information on FERPA visit: https://www.morehouse.edu/recordsregistration/pdf/Ferpa_manual.pdf

CONFIDENTIALITY

Students have the right to expect their health care will be treated as confidential information. Access to student health records is limited to Student Health Center staff and essential medical personnel involved in the care of a student.

Personal health records may be released as directed with written consent by the students or durable power of attorney. In the case of a potentially life threatening emergency, pertinent medical information is shared with emergency care providers, appropriate emergency contacts, and the Dean.

Community emergency medical services will be called upon as necessary. Emergency medical personnel are entitled to information that is pertinent to an individual’s emergency health care.

All questions regarding confidentiality, privacy or procedures should be directed to Student Health Center staff:

Cynthia Trawick, Director

Phone: (404) 215-2637

e-mail: shc@morehouse.edu