Student Health Center
Confidentiality

Your medical records at the Student Health Center are confidential.

University administrators, faculty, staff, parents, spouses, friends and partners do not have the right to read, copy, or in any way get information about your visits to the Student Health Center. Medical information is released only when you sign a form allowing us to release specific information. Sometimes, the law requires us to release information for government programs or statistics. Additionally, we are required by law to release information in the following situations:

  • Abuse of Children
    If a staff member has reason to believe that a child under the age of 18 is being abused or neglected, s/he is legally obligated to report this situation to the appropriate state agency.
  • Imminent Harm to Self
    If a staff member has reason to believe that you are in danger of physically harming yourself, and if you are unwilling or unable to follow treatment recommendations, s/he may have to seek your involuntary admission to a hospital and/or contact a family member or another person who may be able to help protect you.
  • Imminent Harm to Others
    If a staff member has reason to believe that you are actually threatening physical violence against another person, or if you have a history of physically violent behavior and if s/he believes that you are an actual threat to the safety of another person, s/he may be required to take some action (such as contacting the police, notifying the other person, seeking involuntary hospitalization, or some combination of these actions) to ensure that the other person is protected.
  • Disease Compliance
    The State of Kansas requires that we release information for a positive result on specific lab tests.

These are the only times that information is released without your written consent. If you have questions or concerns regarding confidentiality, please contact us.

The FHSU Student Health Center follows the rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

Learn more about your Patient Rights and Responsibilities and view our HIPAA Consent Form.