Newark USD | BP 5143 Students
A group student accident insurance plan shall be made available on a voluntary basis to every student registered in the district. The specific plan shall be approved by the Governing Board and shall specify that the insurance agent assume all administrative processes. (Education Code 49470, 49472)
The Board authorizes the distribution of literature concerning voluntary student insurance during the first week of every school year. All communications concerning the insurance shall be directed to the insurance company by the student's parent/ guardian.
Students and parents/guardians shall be notified at the beginning of each school year that the district does not provide or make available medical and hospital care or insurance for students who are injured while participating in physical or athletic activities. Exceptions shall be made for athletic team members in accordance with the provisions of state law and board policy. (Education Code 49471)
(cf. 6153 - School-Sponsored Trips)
Athletic Team Members Insurance
Each member of a school athletic team shall be covered by an insurance policy for medical and hospital expenses resulting from accidental bodily injury.
The insurance shall provide the coverage in amounts required by Education Code 32221.
The insurance shall provide for coverage during the student's:
1. Participation in athletic events sponsored by the district or student body organization.
2. Participation in practice for an athletic event.
3. Transportation provided by the school district, or under its sponsorship, to and from the school and place for the athletic event.
The insurance required by this policy and Education Code 32221 shall not be required of those students who have insurance or a reasonable equivalent of health benefits provided them through other means.
The Board shall make an insurance plan available for purchase by students participating in athletic events as provided by Education Code 32221.
The Board shall authorize the expenditure of district or student body funds for the purchase of insurance for those students whose parents/guardians are unable to pay for the cost of the insurance. (Education Code 32221)
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
51760 Insurance, work experience programs
52530 Insurance for healing arts program students
10493 Benefit and relief association
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 22
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
Policy NEWARK UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: August 27, 1996 Newark, California