Student Mental Health and the Law: A Resource for Institutions of Higher Education (JED, 2008)

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From the JED Foundation comes this comprehensive assessment of legal implications for universities in managing the needs of distressed students. This resource provides useful explanations of federal laws, including FERPA (pages 7 to 8), HIPAA (page 10), and ADA (pages 12 to 19). This resource is very useful in addressing a wide variety of concerns related to distressed students, including assessments of mental health, appropriate on-campus interventions, and follow-up after discharge from the hospital.

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