I gather that schools and school districts do not have to follow the Privacy Rule: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/index.html I am wondering if there are other laws governing schools and school districts regarding release of medical information and privacy; specifically, limits as far as who would "need to know" and then how much? We are concerned because my son is being approached by teachers at his school about medications (currently he is not on medication); there had been pressure earlier this school year also on my son from admin. about medication, and my son really feels uncomfortable. Also, school admin. has been made aware that difficult child has recently been evaluated (this time at outside facility/in earlier years, school had evaluated) and is awaiting results of testing and then further recommendations from there but some at school appear to be impatient about him starting medication. I have left a message with admin. about our concerns. Any suggestions?