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Reps. Frankel, Wasserman Schultz Lead Florida Democrats to Defend Student-Patients’ Privacy

Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-22) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-25) were joined by the Florida Democratic Delegation in sending a letter to the Florida High School Athletics Association (FHSAA) urging the Board to withdraw a harmful proposal regarding students’ private health information.

The letter requests that the FHSAA vote to remove questions regarding students’ menstrual history from athletics participation forms, and ensure students’ medical histories are retained only by their health care provider and not by their school.

The letter states, in part, “A student’s medical history is private, personal information that is between the student and their trusted health care provider. School personnel have no need for this information, and sharing it with them could violate a student’s privacy. Menstrual history is particularly sensitive information, and it should remain between a student and their provider.”

Full text of the letter is available here.