Virginia Department of Health Acquires Children's Medical Records Without parental ConsentSubmitted by emalvini on Tue, 07/09/2013 - 20:09
Virginia Department of Health Acquires Children's Medical Records Without parental Consent
July 9, 2013
A Virginia mom was notified by her child’s private school that her son, whom is set to begin school this fall, needs his immunizations.
The mother of three was confused by the school’s recommendation since she had not yet submitted the health records for her son indicating whether or not he had received his vaccinations.
When the mother contacted the school’s director, even she was confused. The director informed her that the state of Virginia has built a website that allows schools to access children’s health information, including what pediatrician they see and any insurance claims that have been made.