Newport-Mesa USD | AR 5141 Students
Health Care And Emergencies
Emergency Contact Information
In order to facilitate contact in case of an emergency or accident, parents/guardians shall 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. 5141.21 - Administering Medication and Monitoring Health Conditions)
(cf. 5142 - Safety)
Consent by Caregiver
Any person 18 years of age and older who files with the district a completed caregiver's authorization affidavit for a minor district student shall have the right to consent to or refuse school-related medical care on behalf of the 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. (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The caregiver's consent to medical care shall be superseded by any contravening decision of the parent or other person having legal custody of the student, provided that this contravening decision does not jeopardize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
When an automated external defibrillator (AED) is placed at any District site, the following roles and responsibilities shall be addressed by the administrator of the particular department or site (Health and Safety Code 1797.196)
1. The service history of the devices shall be kept on a website developed for tracking the status of the AEDs and personnel trained in their use. The Maintenance and Operations Department shall ensure that the AED is serviced per the manufacturer's recommendations.
2. The site administrator or their designee with the assistance of the Health Services Department, shall select appropriate personnel trained in CPR and the use of the site AEDs.
3. The site administrator or their designee shall keep a current list of staff members trained in CPR and the use of the site specific AED and the date of their most recent training. This information shall be tracked on a website developed for this use.
4. The site administrator or their designee shall ensure that the use of AEDs is included in site training drills for disaster preparedness.
5. School employees annually receive a brochure, with contents and style approved by the American Heart Association or American Red Cross that describes the proper use of an AED.
6. The American Heart Association or American Red Cross brochure or similar information is posted next to every AED.
7. School employees are annually notified of the location of all AED units on school grounds
Regulation NEWPORT-MESA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
approved: October 26, 2010 Costa Mesa, California