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

ACCIDENTS / ILLNESS OF STUDENTS AT SCHOOL

Procedures established in the Emergency Preparedness Handbook shall be followed when a child is injured or becomes ill at school.

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.

HEALTH INVENTORY

Each school shall have on file a health inventory of each student, which provides the history of the student's physical, mental, and emotional health up to the time of the student's enrollment in the District.

purchasing medication

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.

EXCEPTION

Only authorized employees may administer to students prescription medication with a physician's written request and in accordance with legal requirements and written permission by the parent. [See FFAC(LEGAL)]

PSYCHOTROPICS

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.

Houston ISD

FFAC(LOCAL)-X

UPDATE 87

DATE ISSUED: 2/1/2010