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504.3 - Student Injury or Illness at School

 

 

 

When a student becomes ill or is injured at school or a school-sponsored activity, the school district will attempt to notify the student's parent/legal guardian as soon as possible.

The district, while not responsible for medical treatment of an ill or injured student, will have employees administer emergency or minor first aid if possible. An ill or injured student will be released to the care of the parent/legal guardian or qualified medical personnel as quickly as possible.

It is the responsibility of the principal [or designee] to file an accident report for any incident with the superintendent [or designee] within 24 hours after the student is injured.

Annually, parents/legal guardians will be required to complete a medical emergency authorization form indicating the procedures to be followed, if possible, in an emergency involving their child. The authorization form will also include the phone numbers of the parent/legal guardian and alternative numbers to call in case of an injury or illness.

The superintendent [or designee] will be responsible, in conjunction with the district health services staff, to develop rules and regulations governing the procedures in the event a student should become ill or be injured at school or a school-sponsored activity.  The district reserves the right to take necessary actions to respond to a health or safety emergency.

Refer to Policy 504.3-R for regulations to follow regarding management of medical emergencies.


Adopted: 6/70
Reviewed: 4/11; 4/12; 7/13; 11/17; 12/20
Revised: 12/13; 10/14
Related Policy (Code #): 504.3-R
Legal Reference (Code of Iowa): § 613.17
IASB Reference: 507.4