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My daughter(19) applied for study a study abroad program in

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My daughter(19) applied for study a study abroad program in Japan thru her college. She suffers from generalized anxiety disorder and is on medication, and sees a therapist on campus and has a 504 plan in-place. During the application process a professor in-charge of the program sent medical info concerning this disorder to the Japanese school without written consent. She was denied admission to the program. Is the college at fault for releasing this info without her consent?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  INFOLAWYER replied 5 years ago.
Why was the information sent without consent? Is it a school policy that they be informed of her condition? do they do so for other applicants? was she denied for this reason? what outcome do you want?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
We believe this professor had a problem with a student he recommended last year and was covering his posterior, so he disclosed. He was provided this info by her on-campus counselor who was told that it would remain in-house.
Expert:  INFOLAWYER replied 5 years ago.
Have you reported the incident and filed a complaint with the university?
What conclusion do you want?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
We have complained, spoken to the Interim Pres and he apologized. They are trying to get another school to take her. Our fear is that this medical info release has killed her chance for future study and employement in Japan. We are looking into leaving this school for another program and want her tuition reinbursed. The reason she went there was the promise of study abroad at a specific japanese college that they are affiliated with.
Expert:  INFOLAWYER replied 5 years ago.
Has it been released to anyone but that one program?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
It was released to the Japanese college she would have been studying at. We don't know if they can share it with other Japanese institutions. As far as other programs in the US we don't know.
Expert:  INFOLAWYER replied 5 years ago.
It is not likely it went anywhere else. There would be no reason to send it. You want to use this as leverage with them and press them to get her into an equivalent program possibly also carrying some of the cost of attending.
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