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Florida Law Requiring Students to Inform School Districts on Mental Health History is Problematic – The Orlando Sentinel

Has student ever been referred to mental health services?

This is quite possibly the most loaded question any parent has been forced to answer on a school registration form.

It’s also the most loaded question school districts have been forced to ask.

Many parents, including those in Orange and Seminole counties, have already checked this box yes or no, but I’m not convinced this is such a good idea. In fact, I’m not confident that revealing such personal medical records without specific context on a school registration form is legally sound for students or schools.

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