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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 | Sarah Dietze
 

Has HIPAA created a potentially deadly situation in sports medicine?

According to the Norwich Bulletin, professional athletes release all medical information as part of their contract. Similarly, collegiate athlets are protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). For high school athletes, however, a breakdown can occur between school health officials and athletic trainers, both intent on protecting young students’ privacy rights.

According to Dr. Anthony G. Alessi, parents should directly provide the athletic trainer or youth coach with accurate, complete medical information.


Tags   parents, HIPAA, students, athletes, college


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