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

Student Illness

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.

Purchasing Medication

Except as provided below at ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION TO ATHLETES, the District shall not purchase nonprescription medication to administer to a student.

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 medication, herbal substances, anabolic steroids, or dietary supplements of any type, except as provided 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.

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.

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.

Tahoka ISD

FFAC(LOCAL)-X

LDU 2015.04

DATE ISSUED: 11/4/2015