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To ensure that injured students receive needed health care services, the Governing Board may make medical and/or hospital service available to District students through nonprofit membership corporations and/or group, blanket or individual policies from an authorized insurer or a MetroED (District) self-insurance program.

The Superintendent or designee shall provide or make available:

1. Medical or hospital service or insurance protection against injuries to students while participating in any excursion or field trip under the jurisdiction of, or sponsored by or controlled by, the District. (Education Code 35331)

2. The costs of the medical or hospital service or insurance protection for such students shall be paid by the student, or the student's parent/guardian. (Education Code 35331)

In addition, the Superintendent or designee may provide or make available:

1. Medical and/or hospital service for students who are injured on school grounds during the school day, at any other place that a school-sponsored activity is being held, or while being transported by the District to and from school, another place of instruction or a school activity

The costs of the medical and/or hospital service for such students shall be paid by the student, or the student's parent/guardian. (Education Code 49472)

2. Liability insurance to students enrolled in work experience or vocational education programs at locations off school grounds approved by the Board, for the total or a portion of the total costs as determined by the Board

3. Liability insurance to students enrolled in the District's nursing program or related programs in the healing arts

The Superintendent or designee may distribute printed matter furnished by the insurer or membership corporation to students and their parents/guardians.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

10900-10914.5 Community recreation activities

32220-32224 Insurance for athletic teams

33353.5 Interscholastic federation; insurance program; nontransaction of insurance

35331 Insurance for field trips and excursions

48980 Parental notifications

48985 Notices to parents in language other than English

49470-49474 District medical services and insurance

51760 Insurance, work experience programs

52530 Insurance for healing arts program students

INSURANCE CODE

10493 Benefit and relief association

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 22

51050-51190.5 Definitions of Medi-Cal providers and services

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

CSBA, Medi-Cal Services Program: http://www.csba.org/ds/medi_cal.htm

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

California Department of Insurance: http://www.insurance.ca.gov

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: http://www.cms.hhs.gov

Healthy Families Program: http://www.healthyfamilies.ca.gov

Medi-Cal: http://www.medi-cal.ca.gov

Policy METROPOLITAN EDUCATION DISTRICT

adopted: May 10, 2006 San Jose, California

revised: March 10, 2010