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Policy No. 3418

The board of directors recognizes that schools are responsible for providing first aid or emergency treatment in case of sudden illness or injury to a student, but that further medical attention is the responsibility of the parent or guardian.

When a student is injured it is the responsibility of staff to see that immediate care and attention is given the injured party until relieved by an authority, or medical or emergency medical personnel. Word of the accident should be sent to the principal's office and to the nurse. The principal or designated staff should immediately contact the parent so that the parent can arrange for care or treatment of the injured.

In the event that the parent or emergency contact cannot be reached and in the judgment of the principal or person in charge immediate medical attention is required, the injured student may be taken directly to the hospital and treated by hospital personnel. However, an injured or ill student should be moved only if a first aid provider has determined that it is safe to do so, or that it is safe to transport the student in parent's or guardian's private vehicle. Students with head or neck injuries should only be moved or transported by emergency medical technicians. When the parent is located, he/she may then choose to continue the treatment or make other arrangements.

The district is not qualified under law to comply with directives from or of physicians limiting medical treatment and will not accept such directives.

The superintendent is authorized to develop and implement the necessary regulations for the administration of this policy.

Cross Reference:

  • Board Policy 3124 Removal/Release of Student During School Hours

Adoption Date: 6/22/00

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