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Policy No. 3417
The board authorizes that qualified staff provide for clean, intermittent bladder catheterization (CIC) of students or assisted self-catheterization in conformance to rules adopted by the state board of nursing.
Catheterization is permitted under the following conditions:
- A parent, legal guardian or other person having legal control over the student files a written, current and unexpired request that the district provide for the catheterization of the student.
- A licensed physician of the student files a written, current and unexpired request that catheterization of the student be provided for during the hours when school is in session or the hours when the student is under the supervision of school officials.
- Staff members, other than nurses, who have not agreed in writing to perform clean, intermittent bladder catheterization as a specific part of their job description may file a written letter of refusal to perform clean, intermittent bladder catheterization of students.
- A registered nurse provides written, current and unexpired instructions regarding catheterization which states which staff members are designated to provide for catheterization and a description of the nature and extent of any supervision that is required.
- A staff member who is authorized to provide for catheterization must receive training from a licensed osteopath, physician, practical nurse or registered nurse consistent with the rules of the state board of nursing (licensed practical nurses are exempted from the training requirement).
- Health Services must document all catheterization training given to employees and make it available for any audit.
The district and its staff and the staff member who provides for catheterization in substantial compliance with this policy and the rules of the state board of nursing shall not be liable in any criminal action or for civil damages arising from providing catheterization. The district may discontinue catheterization service for a student without being liable so long as the affected parents/guardians are given advance oral/written notice and provided that the district provides for the catheterization of the student to the extent required by state or federal law.
- Board Policy 2161 Education of Students with Disabling Conditions
- RCW 28A.210.280 Catheterization of public and private school students
- RCW 28A.210.290 Catheterization of School Students—Immunity from liability
Adoption Date: 1/8/04
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