Who are considered “appropriate parties” that may receive information under the health or safety emergency exception?
Typically, local or state law enforcement officials, public health officials, trained medical personnel, and parents (including parents of an eligible student) are the types of appropriate parties to whom schools may disclose information under this FERPA exception. An appropriate party under the health or safety emergency exception to FERPA’s general consent requirement is a party whose knowledge of such information is necessary to protect the health or safety of the student or other persons.
K-12 School Officials
Postsecondary School Officials
Exceptions - Health and Safety Emergency