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

Student Illness

The District shall take all reasonable steps to provide proper attention to students who become ill during the day. The administration has developed procedures to follow that are maintained in the school office and the school clinic.

Accidents Involving Students

The District shall take all reasonable steps to provide proper attention for any student injured at school. The administration has developed procedures to follow that are maintained in the school office and the school clinic. 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.

Administering Medication

No employee shall give any student prescription medication, nonprescription medications, herbal substances, anabolic steroids, dietary supplements, or medication of any type that has not been approved by the Federal Drug Administration, except as provided in number three below.

Exceptions

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

Provided by Parent

Prescription medication in accordance with legal requirements. [See FFAC(LEGAL)]

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 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.

Storage of Medicine

All prescription and nonprescription medication and all other substances that must be administered to students shall be delivered to and stored in the school clinic. No medication or substances shall be kept by the student.

Exception

Students who have met the criteria for self administration of asthma medication according to FFAC(LEGAL) may carry that medication. Any misuse of the medication could be be subject to disciplinary action.

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.

Alvarado ISD

FFAC(LOCAL)-X

LDU-50-03

DATE ISSUED: 12/15/2003