Confidentiality, Health Records, and Duty to Report. Cindy Greenberg OSAH Clinical Nurse Consultant NM Department of Health Office of School & Adolescent Health [email protected] 505-222-8680. Objectives.
All health information should be considered confidential including verbal, written, and electronic health information.
Possibility the student is or will:
-avoid judgments and opinions
- Draw a line through error and initial.
- Do not erase or use white out
“Just the facts, Ma’am”
[NMAC 184.108.40.206] The student health record includes but is not limited to health history, immunization record, results and recommendations from medical examinations, medical orders, screenings, treatments, parent or guardian referral record, teacher comments, etc.
Must be retained: 10 years after date of last entry or until student attains age 19, whichever is longer.
The NM Children’s Code 32A-4-3 states:
Any person who SUSPECTS or HAS KNOWLEDGE that a child is being abused or neglected is mandated to report to:
From a cell phone:
Text #SAFE (#7233) or
to report suspected child abuse or neglect
Do not hesitate to report because of lack of information—
if you suspect abuse, the information you have is valuable!