University of Rochester


There is a UCC professional on-call 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, for emergencies

UCC On-Call: (585) 275-3113

Life Line: (585) 275-5151

On Campus Security Emergency x13

On Campus Security Non-Emergency: 5-3333

Off-Campus Security: (585) 275-3333

Contact UCC

UCC Location & Hours

Appointments: (585) 275-3113

Fax Number: (585) 442-0815

Address:
Box 270356, 738 Library Road
UHS Building
Rochester, New York 14627

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Last modified: Monday, 14-Nov-2011 16:22:05 EST

University Counseling Center (UCC)

Some Information About Confidentiality

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Remley and Herlihy's text, Ethical, legal and professional issues in counseling (p. 132-133)

The author's say:
"...treatment records maintained by (mental health professional) separate from general educational records are exempt from FERPA....clinical case notes kept by counselors in educational institutions do not have to be shown to students, parents, or guardians under FERPA requirements."

There are exceptions-"health and safety" (emergencies.) It would seem calling home after a suicide attempt would qualify as an emergency.

Definition of Health and Safety (99.36):
Including in the education records of a student appropriate information concerning disciplinary action taken against the student for conduct that posed a significant risk to the safety or well-being of that student, other students, or other members of the school community;

Meaning:
An administrator can call home if there is a verbal threat of suicide, eating concern, assault, alcohol intoxication, or potential violence on the part of a student.

HIPAA
Protected Health Information (PHI)

Standards for when an "Individual" authorization is required for disclosure of his/her treatment records.

* The college is required to keep a record of the disclosure to include date, names and reasons for exceptions. The third party must also be notified that they may not further disclose the record without the student's consent.

Helping Distressed or Distressing Students

Addendum:

References/Credits

Complete word document:
Helping Distressed or Distressing Students