HAMILTON-WENHAM REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

WENHAM, MA

H8045

STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES AND REQUIREMENTS

Student Health Services may include identification of student health needs, health screening tests (including eye and hearing screening tests), communicable disease prevention and control, promotion of the correction of remediable health defects, emergency care of the ill and injured, health counseling, health and safety education, and the maintenance of a healthy school environment.

The District recognizes that parents have the primary responsibility for the health of their children. 

The school will cooperate with appropriate professional organizations associated with maintaining individual and community health and safety.

The District shall provide the services of a medical consultant who shall render medical and administrative consultative services for personnel responsible for school health and athletics.

Procedures for Emergency at School

School personnel shall give only emergency care to students who become ill or injured on school property, buses, or while under school supervision.

Each year parents shall supply information indicating where the student is to be taken in case of an emergency; the name, address, and phone number of a neighbor to be contacted in case the parent/guardian is not available; and any allergies or diseases the student might have.

The District shall maintain a Medical Emergency Response Plan, as required by law, and an Emergency Procedures Handbook, which shall be utilized by District personnel for handling emergencies.  Emergency procedures shall include the following:

  1. Provision for care beyond First Aid, which would enable care by the family or its physician or the local Emergency Medical Services agencies.  In instances when the EMS is required, every effort shall be made to provide EMS personnel with the student's Emergency Information which lists any allergies or diseases the student might have;
  2. Information relative to not permitting the administration of any form of medicine or drugs to students without written approval of parents.  Written requests made by parents for the administration of any form of medicine or drugs to students must be reviewed and approved by the Principal or designee;
  3. Provisions for reporting all accidents, cases of injury, or illness to the Principal.  Provisions shall be made (in all cases of injury or illness involving possible legal or public relations implications) for reporting such to the appropriate administrator immediately;
  4. Prompt reporting by teachers to the Principal or designee of any accident or serious illness.  Such reports will be filed with the Business Office.

Student Illness or Injury

Transportation of an ill or injured student is not normally to be provided by the school.  In case of illness or injury, the parent or guardian will be contacted and asked to call for the student or provide the transportation.  If the parent cannot provide transportation and the student is ill or injured, an ambulance may be called.  Expense incurred as a result of emergency ambulance use will not be borne by the District.  School personnel will only transport an ill or injured student in an emergency situation where an ambulance is otherwise unavailable.

SOURCE:  MASC

LEGAL REF.:   71:535454A54B5555A55B565769:8A

        

Policy Adopted: January 22, 2015

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