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Health Care And Emergencies   

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For the protection of the health and welfare of the district's students and pursuant to the authority contained in Education Code 49408 and 49480, the parent or legal guardian of every student enrolled in the district must provide to the school site office and keep current the following student emergency information:

1. The name, home address, telephone number, business address and business telephone number of the parents or legal guardian of a district student; and

2. The name, home address, telephone number, business address and business telephone number of a relative or friend who is authorized to care for the student in an emergency situation if the parent or legal guardian cannot be reached.

3. The identity of any medications, the current dosage, and the name and telephone number of the supervising physician in any case in which a district student is on a continuing medication regimen for a non-episodic condition.

4. The name and telephone number of the student's and/or family's physician or medical health care provider; any known allergies or sensitivities to drugs or medications; or the existence of any medical condition or information which may be pertinent to assist in safeguarding the health and safety of the student.

5. The name and telephone number of the student's dentist.

With the consent of the parent or legal guardian, the Superintendent, a principal or designee, or school nurse may communicate with the physician designated in #3 above and may counsel with appropriate school personnel regarding the possible effects of the drug or medication on the student's physical, intellectual or social behavior, as well as possible behavioral signs and symptoms of adverse side effects, omission or overdose. Absent such consent, the above information only will be provided to paramedical, medical or other appropriate personnel when the student requires emergency first aid or medical treatment. In any case, the foregoing information will be treated as confidential.

With the consent of the parent or legal guardian, the Superintendent, a principal or designee, or a school nurse may counsel with appropriate school personnel regarding the possible effects of any identified medical condition, allergy or sensitivity to medication on the student's physical, intellectual and social behavior, as well as possible behavioral signs and symptoms which may indicate potential danger to the health or safety of the student. Absent such consent, the above information only will be provided to paramedical, medical or other appropriate personnel when the student requires first aid or medical treatment. In any case, the foregoing information will be treated as confidential.

The parent or legal guardian of each student upon enrollment for the first time or re-enrollment in the district [including district summer school programs] will be required to provide the information contained in 1-5 above in writing upon an approved district form and to report any changes in any of the above information in writing to the principal or designee.

Subsequent to initial enrollment in the district, each parent or legal guardian annually will be sent a notice which will include a reminder of the requirement to immediately update the information contained in 1-5 above if the information previously provided should change.

Upon initial enrollment and annually thereafter, parents or legal guardians of district students will be provided the opportunity to object in writing to the provision of reasonable medical treatment, other than first aid, to their ill or injured students and the reasons therefore. However, appropriate paramedical and medical personnel will initiate medical treatment where a student is threatened with serious physical harm or illness.

Regulation VISTA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

approved: February 17, 2011 Vista, California