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Subchapter 3. Health and Safety of Pupils. Article 4.5. Administration of Emergency Anti-Seizure Medication by Trained Volunteer Nonmedical School Personnel. Training Content   

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The training provided by a licensed health care professional shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following:

(a)Recognition and treatment of different types of seizures;

(b)Administration of an emergency anti-seizure medication;

(c)Basic emergency follow-up procedures, including, but not limited to, a requirement for the school or charter school administrator or, if the administrator is not available, another school staff member to call the emergency 911 telephone number and to contact the pupil's parent or guardian. The requirement for the school or charter school administrator or other school staff member to call the emergency 911 telephone number shall not require a pupil to be transported to an emergency room;

(d)Techniques and procedures to ensure pupil privacy;

(e)Record-keeping and record retention, including documenting, for each actual administration of an emergency anti-seizure medication, the pupil's name, the name of the medication administered, the dose given, the date and time of administration, the length of the seizure, and observation and action taken after the seizure;

(f)Informing the volunteer that:

(1)his or her agreement to administer an emergency anti-seizure medication is voluntary;

(2)he or she must complete the required training;

(3)he or she will not administer an emergency anti-seizure medication until he or she has completed the required training and documentation of completion is recorded in his or her personnel file;

(4)he or she may rescind his or her offer to administer an emergency anti-seizure medication up to three days after completion of the training;

(5)after three days after completion of the training, he or she may rescind his or her offer to administer an emergency anti-seizure medication with a two-week notice, or until a new individual health plan or Section 504 plan has been developed for an affected pupil, whichever is less;

(6)he or she will be provided defense and indemnification by the school district, county office of education, or charter school for any and all civil liability, in accordance with, but not limited to, that provided in Division 3.6 (commencing with section 810) of Title 1 of the Government Code;

(7)he or she will be compensated in accordance with his or her pay scale pursuant to Education Code section 45128, when the administration of an emergency anti-seizure medication and subsequent monitoring of a pupil requires a volunteer to work beyond his or her normally scheduled hours;

(8)if he or she has not administered an emergency anti-seizure medication within the past two years and if there is a pupil enrolled in the school who may need the administration of an emergency anti-seizure medication, the volunteer must be re-trained in order to retain the ability to administer an emergency anti-seizure medication; and

(9)he or she must report every administration of anti-seizure medication to the school or charter school administrator and each report shall be documented.

(10)any agreement by an employee to administer an emergency antiseizure medication is voluntary, and an employee of the school or charter school or an employee of the school district or county office of education, or the charter school administrator, shall not directly or indirectly use or attempt to use his or her authority or influence for the purpose of intimidating, threatening, coercing, or attempting to intimidate, threaten, or coerce any staff member who does not choose to volunteer, including, but not limited to, direct contact with the employee.

(11)the electronic notice described in Education Code section 49414.7(g)(4) shall be the only means by which a school or charter school solicits volunteers.

Authority cited:

Education Code 33031

Education Code 49414.7

Reference:

Education Code 49414.7

(Added by Register 2012, No. 44.)