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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Tustin Unified School District, in cooperation with the California Department of Health Services and Education, has a program to allow the District to be reimbursed with federal Medicaid dollars for selected health services (such as hearing and vision screenings and health assessments) provided to eligible students at school.

In accordance with Local Education Agency rules and guidelines, the District is notifying you that eligible student records may be forwarded to the District’s billing agency. These records will be forwarded in a confidential manner, and our vendor holds a contract with the District that contains a specific confidentiality clause to ensure information is not disclosed inappropriately. Additionally, our vendor is compliant with the Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA).

School health services currently provided to all students will not be changed by the program. Students will not be denied services they require to attend school, and parents will never be billed for services by the school district.