FFAC(LOCAL) - WELLNESS AND HEALTH SERVICES: MEDICAL TREATMENT
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.
No employee shall give any student prescription medication, nonprescription medication, herbal substances, anabolic steroids, or dietary supplements of any type, except as provided below.
Provided by Parent
Employees authorized by the Superintendent or designee may administer to students:
- Prescription medication in accordance with legal requirements for a period of up to ten days. [See FFAC(LEGAL)] A written request by a physician or other health-care professional with authority to write prescriptions shall be required when the medication must be administered for a longer period.
- Nonprescription medication, upon a parent's written request, when properly labeled and in the original container.
- 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.
Provided by District
- Nonprescription medication provided on an as-needed basis by the District and consistent with:
- Protocols established by the District's medical adviser who must be licensed to practice medicine in the state of Texas;
- Standing orders issued by the District's medical adviser prior to administration of nonprescription medication; and
- Parental consent given on the appropriate medical authorization form.
The District authorizes school personnel who have agreed in writing and been adequately trained to administer an unassigned 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.
Authorized and trained individuals may administer an unassigned 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 are trained to administer epinephrine so that at least one trained individual is present on campus during all hours the campus is open. In accordance with state rules, the campus shall be considered open for this purpose during regular on-campus school hours and whenever school personnel are physically on site for school-sponsored activities.
Maintenance, Availability, and Training
The Superintendent shall develop administrative regulations designating a coordinator to manage policy implementation and addressing annual training of school personnel in accordance with law; procedures for auto-injector use; and acquisition or purchase, maintenance, expiration, disposal, and availability of unassigned epinephrine auto-injectors at each campus.
Notice to Parents
In accordance with law, the District shall provide notice to parents regarding the epinephrine program, including notice of any change to or discontinuation of this program.
Except as permitted by Education Code 38.016, an employee shall not:
- Recommend to a student or a parent that the student use a psychotropic drug;
- Suggest a particular diagnosis; or
- 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.