I'm filling out enrollment forms for school and one of the forms is an authorization for release of records. It has boxes to check for cummulative record including birth certificate, special education records, psychological records, and health records along with place for parent signature. Then at the bottom in all caps it states IN ACCORDANCE WITH REVISED FEDERAL AND STATE STATUES, PERMISSION OF THE PARENT OR ADULT STUDENT IS NO LONGER REQUIRED WHEN RECORDS ARE REQUESTED BY AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL. Our district is usually on the ball when it comes to Special Education law, etc, so if true this means Hippa gives schools authorization to access any medical or mental health records without parent permission. It's really quite alarming. Is anyone else seeing this kind of verbage on school forms?