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.
Employees authorized by the Superintendent or designee may administer to students:
Provided by Parent
Prescription medication in accordance with legal requirements. [See FFAC(LEGAL)]
Provided by District
Nonprescription medication provided on an emergency basis by the District and consistent with:
Protocols established by the District's medical advisor who must be licensed to practice medicine in the state of Texas; and
Parental consent given on the emergency treatment form.
Self Administration of Medication
Students shall only be allowed to self-administer asthma, allergy (anaphylaxis epi-pen), seizure, and/or diabetes medication provided the District form has been signed by the parent/guardian, the student, and the student's physician. These signatures shall indicate that the student has been diagnosed with asthma, allergies, seizures, and/or diabetes and that the student is capable of self-administering the prescription medication. [See FFAF]
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.