FFAC(LOCAL) - WELLNESS AND HEALTH SERVICES: MEDICAL TREATMENT

Student Illness

Procedures shall be established by the administration to ensure that proper attention is given to any student who becomes ill during the course of a school day.

Accidents Involving Students

Emergency procedures shall be established by the administration to ensure proper attention for any student injured at school. Records shall be maintained on all accidents that require the attention of a medical doctor.

Emergency Treatment Forms

Each year, students and parents shall complete and sign a form that provides emergency information and authorizes school officials to obtain emergency medical treatment, as provided by law.

Purchasing Medication

Except as provided below at Administration of Medication to Athletes, the District shall not purchase nonprescription medication to administer to a student.

Administering Medication

No employee shall give any student prescription medication, nonprescription medication, herbal substances, anabolic steroids, or dietary supplements of any type, except as provided below.

Exceptions

Employees authorized by the Superintendent or designee may administer to students:

Provided by Parent

  1. Prescription medication in accordance with legal requirements. [See FFAC(LEGAL)]
  2. Nonprescription medication, upon a parent's written request, when properly labeled and in the original container.
  3. Herbal substances or dietary supplements provided by the parent and only if required by the individualized education program or Section 504 plan of a student with disabilities.

Administration of Medication to Athletes

The District shall purchase nonprescription medication that may be used to prevent or treat illness or injury in the District's athletic program. Only a licensed athletic trainer or a physician licensed to practice medicine in the state of Texas may administer this medication and may do so only if:

  1. The student's parent has given prior written consent for medication to be administered; and
  2. The administration of a medication by an athletic trainer is in accordance with a standing order or procedures approved by a physician licensed to practice medicine in the state of Texas.

Epinephrine

The District authorizes school personnel who have been adequately trained to administer an epinephrine auto-injector in accordance with law and this policy. Administration of epinephrine shall only be permitted when an authorized and trained individual reasonably believes a person is experiencing anaphylaxis.

On Campus

Authorized and trained individuals may administer an epinephrine auto-injector at any time to a person experiencing anaphylaxis on a school campus.

The District shall ensure that at each campus a sufficient number of personnel and volunteers are trained to administer epinephrine so that at least one trained individual is present on campus during all hours the campus is open. For purposes of this policy, the campus shall be considered open beginning with the first hour of instruction through the last hour of instruction.

Off Campus

Authorized and trained individuals may administer an epinephrine auto-injector to a person experiencing anaphylaxis at an off-campus school event or while in transit to or from a school event when an epinephrine auto-injector is available.

Maintenance, Availability, and Training

The Superintendent shall develop administrative regulations addressing annual training of school personnel and volunteers in accordance with law; procedures for auto-injector use; and maintenance, disposal, and availability of epinephrine auto-injectors at each campus, at off-campus events, and while in transit to and from a school event.

Psychotropics

Except as permitted by Education Code 38.016, an employee shall not:

  1. Recommend to a student or a parent that the student use a psychotropic drug;
  2. Suggest a particular diagnosis; or
  3. Exclude the student from a class or a school-related activity because of the parent's refusal to consent to psychiatric evaluation or examination or treatment of the student.

Mathis ISD

FFAC(LOCAL)-X

LDU 2018.05

DATE ISSUED: 7/27/2018