Delaware’s Regulation 811 Would Make All Student Health Records Electronic In A DOE Database

Delaware DOE, Student Health Records

They say timing is everything.  No sooner do I write an article about student data and big companies dealing with that data and then the Delaware State Board of Education puts up their agenda for their next meeting on October 15th.  One of their proposed regulations actually deals with Student Health Records.  Regulation 811 defines these records as the following, with a cross-out being the old regulation and the underlined being what they want to add:

Delaware School Health Record Form” means an form electronic document containing documentation of an information about a student’s health information, which includes but is not limited to identifying information the student’s name, gender, birthdate, health history, immunizations, results of mandated testing and screenings, medical diagnoses, long term issued medications and treatments, and referrals.

So if this regulation passes, no longer would a tangible health form be sent from one school to another, it would be sent electronically.  And all the information would be stored on an electronic Delaware School Health Record.  Just more evidence of the hardcore data and cataloguing of Delaware students by the DOE…Sorry folks, with everything I’ve figured out with this state agency, I don’t trust this one at all.  This regulation is up for discussion, not action.

You can read the entire regulation here: