What does the Miles of Smiles program do to maintain students' confidentiality?
All staff working with the Miles of Smiles-Laredo program must be annually certified in both HIPAA and FERPA compliance. HIPAA policy contains federal guidelines explaining the rights of patients regarding personal health information. FERPA policy outlines the regulations regarding personal information of students. The Miles of Smiles-Laredo program collects both personal health information and student information. Because of these guidelines, we maintain the highest level of protection for the information on student health outcomes. As outlined in the consent form, no information regarding students is disclosed outside of the program and school. For more information on the UTHSCSA HIPAA policy, click here. For more information on FERPA policies, click here.