If information filed with state teachers' retirement system is detrimental to the member, then it shall be held confidential except it may be disclosed to a physician or psychologist authorized by the retirement plan member.
The information filed with the state teachers’ retirement system in a beneficiary designation form may be released after the death of the member or participant to those persons who may provide information necessary for the distribution of benefits.
If a governing board has reason to believe that a certificated school employee suffers from mental illness impeding the performance of duties, the board may suspend or transfer the employee. In certain circumstances, a panel of mental health professionals shall examine the employee for fitness to discharge the job.
A school district is not authorized to permit access to pupil records to any person without written parental consent or under judicial order. However, exceptions exist for those requesting access for legitimate educational interests: school officials and employees of the district, members of a school attendance review board, and certain volunteer aides; officials and employees of other public schools or school systems; authorized representatives of the U.S.