All protected health information is confidential. Disclosure is not available to anyone without your informed written consent. This includes parents, spouses, and college officials.
Health Services records are protected under applicable federal and state laws. There are limited exceptions to this policy as Massachusetts public health law requires that certain communicable diseases be reported. The other exception relates to life-threatening situations where there is a threat to self or others. In the event of an emergency situation requiring hospitalization where it is impossible to obtain a student's permission, the parent or legal guardian will be notified by the attending physician.