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Is the school allowed to talk to my son's doctor about his ADHD symptoms?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: With Permission

All patient information available to your son's doctor is private and privileged by law.
It can only be discussed with others with parental permission, assuming your son is a minor.

In brief: With Permission

All patient information available to your son's doctor is private and privileged by law.
It can only be discussed with others with parental permission, assuming your son is a minor.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
The school may GIVE your doctor information, but not receive any unless you sign a release for this purpose.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No!

Medical information is private.
No one can talk to your doctor without your written consent. You do not have to give that consent either.

In brief: No!

Medical information is private.
No one can talk to your doctor without your written consent. You do not have to give that consent either.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Is allowed with your consent. Bringing school on board as team member to deal with ADHD is goodidea
Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: No

Under HIPPA regulations, anyone wishing to speak to your son's doctor needs your permission.

In brief: No

Under HIPPA regulations, anyone wishing to speak to your son's doctor needs your permission.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: Teacher reports &

Questionnaires lincluded in the vanderbilt scales, connor's & other standardized diagnostic tools are used by pediatricians in diagnosing adhd because criteria require significant symptoms in at least 2 settings that cause harmful dysfunction in learning, behaviot &/or peer interaction.
Also, teacher reports help in titrating meds. Written consent is needed for doctor & school to talk.

In brief: Teacher reports &

Questionnaires lincluded in the vanderbilt scales, connor's & other standardized diagnostic tools are used by pediatricians in diagnosing adhd because criteria require significant symptoms in at least 2 settings that cause harmful dysfunction in learning, behaviot &/or peer interaction.
Also, teacher reports help in titrating meds. Written consent is needed for doctor & school to talk.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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