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Folsom Cordova USD |  AR  5141  Students

Health Care And Emergencies   

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Emergency Contact Information

In order to facilitate contact in case of an emergency or accident, parents/guardians shall annually furnish the principal or designee with the information specified below:

1. Home address and telephone number

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

3. Parent/guardian's cell phone number and e-mail address, if applicable

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

5. Local physician to call in case of emergency

(cf. 5021 - Noncustodial Parents)

(cf. 5142 - Safety)

In addition, parents/guardians shall be encouraged to notify the school whenever their emergency contact information changes.

Notification/Consent for Medical Treatment

Whenever a student requires emergency or urgent medical treatment while at school or a school-sponsored activity, the principal or designee shall call 911 prior to contacting the parent/guardian or other person identified on the emergency contact form.

If the student's parent/guardian or other contact person cannot be reached to provide consent, the principal or designee may seek reasonable medical treatment for the student as needed, unless the parent/guardian has previously filed with the district a written objection to any medical treatment other than first aid.

(cf. 5141.21 - Administering Medication and Monitoring Health Conditions)

A person who has filed with the district a completed caregiver's authorization affidavit pursuant to Family Code 6550-6552 shall have the right to consent to or refuse school-related medical care on behalf of the minor student. The caregiver's authorization shall be invalid if the district receives notice from the caregiver that the minor student is no longer living with the caregiver or if the Superintendent or designee has actual knowledge of facts contrary to those stated on the affidavit. (Family Code 6550)

(cf. 5111.1 - District Residency)

The caregiver's consent to medical care shall be superseded by any contravening decision of the parent or other person having legal custody of the student, provided that this contravening decision does not jeopardize the student's life, health, or safety. (Family Code 6550)

Automated External Defibrillators

Education Code 49417, as added by AB 2217 (Ch. 812, Statutes of 2014), and Health and Safety Code 1797.196 clarify that a district or district employee will not be liable for civil damages resulting from any act or omission in the rendering of emergency care or treatment provided the employee complies with the requirements of Health and Safety Code 1797.196 as specified below and does not act with gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct by using, attempting to use, or maliciously failing to use an AED to render emergency care or treatment.

When an automated external defibrillator (AED) is placed in a district school, the Superintendent or designee shall notify an agent of the local emergency medical services agency of the existence, location, and type of AED acquired. (Health and Safety Code 1797.196, 1797.200)

When an automated external defibrillator (AED) is placed in the school, the Superintendent or designee shall ensure that there is a written plan in place which describes the procedures to be followed in the event of an emergency that may involve the use of an AED, including, but not limited to, requirements for immediate notification of the 911 emergency telephone number and trained office personnel at the start of the procedures. (Health and Safety Code 1797.196)

The principal of any district school with an AED shall annually provide information to school employees that describes: (Health and Safety Code 1797.196)

1. Sudden cardiac arrest

2. The school's emergency response plan

3. The proper use of an AED

Instructions on how to use the AED, in no less than 14-point type, shall be posted next to every AED. In addition, school employees shall be notified annually of the location of all AED units on campus. (Health and Safety Coder 1797.196)

(cf. 4112.9/4212.9/4312.9 - Employee Notifications)

Each AED shall be checked for readiness at least biannually and after each use. In addition, the Superintendent or designee shall ensure that an inspection is made of all AEDs at least every 90 days for potential issues related to operability of the device, including a blinking light or other obvious defect that may suggest tampering or that another problem has arisen with the functionality of the AED. The Superintendent or designee shall maintain records of these checks. (Health and Safety Code 1797.196)

(cf. 3580 - District Records)

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that all AEDs are maintained and regularly tested in accordance with applicable laws and the operation and maintenance guidelines set forth by the manufacturer, American Heart Association, and American Red Cross. (Health and Safety Code 1797.196)


approved: August 18, 2011 Folsom, California

revised: May 21, 2015

revised: February 4, 2016