Public school assigns students to inventory parents' medicine cabinets

In Mapleton, Utah, a middle school teacher assigned students to take an inventory of their parents’ medicine cabinets, and fill out a form reporting back “medication names, what the medication is being used for and if it’s still being used.”  KSL radio reports: What’s in your medicine cabinet? It's a pretty personal question, but that was the assignment students in one health class at Mapleton Junior High School brought home. Concerns were raised when a copy of the assignment started circulating on social media websites. Nebo School District officials said not only was the assignment a violation of privacy, but also state HIPPA laws. "This was an innocent mistake," said Lana Hiskey with Nebo School District. "It was part of a health unit. (The teacher) wanted parents to know how to clean their medicine cabinets." Asking students to fill out inventory forms is “innocent”? Kyle Olsen of Eagnews...(Read Full Post)

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