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. Rec-ords 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.
Do Not Resuscitate Orders
District staff shall honor properly executed "Do Not Resuscitate Orders" for terminally ill students consistent with the requirements of state law and in accordance with administrative regulations.
Except as provided below at Administration of Medication to Athletes, the District shall not purchase nonprescription medication to administer to a student.
No employee shall give any student prescription medication, nonprescription medication, herbal substances, anabolic steroids, or dietary supplements of any type, except as provided below.
Employees authorized by the Superintendent or designee may administer to students:
Provided by Parent
Prescription medication dispensed in the United States in accordance with legal requirements and District procedures. [See FFAC(LEGAL)]
Nonprescription medication, in accordance with procedures, when properly labeled and in the original container.
Herbal substances or dietary supplements provided by the parent and required by the individualized education program or Section 504 plan of a student with disabilities must be administered by the parent.
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.
Authorized and trained individuals may administer an unassigned 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 unassigned epinephrine auto-injector is available.
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, at off-campus events, and while in transit to and from a school event.
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.
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:
- The student's parent has given prior written consent for medication to be administered; and
- 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.
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, examination, or treatment of the student.