Confidentiality - California Tools and Resources #TeenHealthLaw

Many laws and regulations impact the confidentiality of and access to medical information. The materials on NCYL's hub for consent and confidentiality laws, TeenHealthLaw.org, address some of the federal and state laws that impact access to adolescent medical records and help clarify when parents, teens and others may access an adolescent’s record.


  • Minor Consent and Confidentiality Laws


  • Confidential Communications Request Form


  • Minor Consent, Confidentiality, and Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse in California
  • HIPAA or FERPA? A Primer on School Health Information Sharing in California
  • Understanding Confidentiality and Minor Consent in California
  • Confidential Medical Release – Frequently Asked Questions from Schools and Districts


  • When Therapy Records are Only as Private as a School Schedule, It’s Time to Update Federal Confidentiality Law
  • When Parents May Access Adolescent Medical Records
  • The Youth Perspective on Laws Requiring Parental Involvement in an Abortion Decision
  • The Federal Title X Family Planning Program: Privacy and Access Rules for Adolescents
  • Federal Privacy Protection for Substance Abuse Treatment Records
  • The Affordable Care Act and Adolescent Health
  • My Health Info.org