One at One: Telehealth for Students?

Posted April 28, 2020

  • One at One: Telehealth for Students?

Today’s Issue:

May a school district utilize telehealth conferencing to provide student health services?

Answer:

Yes. For the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency, HIPAA requirements, which would otherwise limit the use of video platforms for the administration of telehealth, have been relaxed. Zoom, Skype, Apple Face Time, and Facebook Messenger video chat, are temporarily approved for use in telehealth services.

Resources:

https://www.nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/20200322b.shtml

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A4000/3860_I1.HTM

https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/special-topics/emergency-preparedness/notification-enforcement-discretion-telehealth/index.html

To Learn More about FPSCTT’s Education and School Law Practice, please contact:

Lester Taylor, Partner and Co-Chair
Christine Soto, Partner and Co-Chair
Afshan Ajmiri Giner, Senior Associate

 

This post is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.

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