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Health Care And Emergencies   

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The Board of Education recognizes the importance of taking appropriate action whenever an accident or illness threatens the safety, health or welfare of a student at school or during school-sponsored activities.

Emergency Information

To facilitate immediate contact with parents/guardians when an accident or illness occurs, the Board requires parents/guardians to furnish the schools with the current information specified below:

1. Home address and telephone number.

2. Parent/guardian's business address and telephone number.

3. Name, address and telephone number of a relative or friend who is authorized by the parent/guardian to care for the student in cases of emergency when the parent/guardian cannot be reached.

4. Local physician to call in case of emergency.

Under Education Code 49407, no school district shall be held liable for the reasonable treatment of a student without the consent of the parent/guardian when the student requires reasonable medical treatment and the parent/guardian cannot be reached, unless a written objection to medical treatment has been filed with the school district.

Resuscitation Orders

District employees are trained and expected to respond to emergency situations without discrimination. If any student needs resuscitation, staff shall make every effort to resuscitate him/her.

The Board prohibits staff members from accepting or following any parental or medical "Do Not Resuscitate" orders.

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that all parents/guardians are informed of this policy.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

32040-32044 First aid equipment

49300-49307 School safety patrols

49407 Liability for treatment

49408 Emergency information

49409 Athletic events; physicians and surgeons; emergency medical care; immunity

49470 Medical and hospital services for athletic program

49471 Medical and hospital services not provided or available

49472 Medical and hospital services for pupils

49474 Ambulance services

51202 Instruction in personal and public health and safety

CIVIL CODE

1714.21 Defibrillators; CPR; immunity from civil liability

FAMILY CODE

6550-6552 Caregivers

HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE

1797.196 Automatic external defibrillators, immunity from civil liability

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 8

5193 California Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

American Heart Association: http://www.americanheart.org

American Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org

California Department of Health Care Services: http://www.dhcs.ca.gov

Policy ELK GROVE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: September 6, 1994 Elk Grove, California