Distance Learning

Protecting Privacy of Student Health Information: Compliance with HIPAA and FERPA - Listen With a Colleague

The “Listen with a Colleague" option allows multiple registrants from the same organization and location to participate in the webinar at a discounted rate. It may ONLY be used if at least one person from your organization and location has registered at the regular/full webinar registration rate. Please note that those who register under the reduced “Listen with a Colleague" rate must access the webinar from the same location and computer as the full-priced registrant they are registered under.

The “Listen with a Colleague" option is continuing legal education (CLE) credit-eligible. In order to obtain a certificate of completion for submission to a state CLE accrediting body, those registered under this option must obtain the attendance verification code—which will be displayed at a random time during the webinar—and enter that code under “Verification Code for Live Webinar" section of the webinar description webpage. Please note that each registrant must submit a complete evaluation from their individual accounts to obtain a certificate of completion.

If you have any questions about this registration option, please contact customer support.

Time: 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern (90 minutes)
Session Format: Listen With a Colleague
CLE Credit Available:  Yes

In most states, AHLA webinars meet the requirements for continuing legal education and attorneys may self-apply for CLE credit. AHLA’s live distance learning webinars are pre-approved for CLE credit in the following states: Alabama, Illinois, Nebraska, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. Please refer to Distance Learning CLE reporting procedure for more information.

Topic: HIPAA/FERPA Interplay; 42 CFR Part 2; Privacy and Confidentiality State Laws (examples)

There is often confusion in the academic medical setting regarding HIPAA and FERPA and when each federal law applies and to which particular records. In this webinar, the speakers will explore the differences and interplay between HIPAA and FERPA, including:

  • Application of each federal law; 
  • The definitions of PHI, treatment records, and education records; 
  • Permissive and mandatory disclosures; 
  • Breach analysis; 
  • Required notices; 
  • and more. 

The speakers will also cover designation as a HIPAA hybrid entity. Finally, FERPA’s permissive disclosures leave room for policy decisions on when, and how much, student information should be disclosed under certain circumstances. The speakers will explore those areas and also discuss 42 CFR Part 2 and state law examples to demonstrate the further intersection between HIPAA and FERPA and more stringent privacy and confidentiality protections.

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

  • AHLA Member: $99

Content Lead:

  • Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals


  • Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Behavioral Health Task Force
  • In-House Counsel PG
  • Health Information and Technology PG