Board Policy #S-5141

New Haven Unified School District
STUDENT POLICIES

HEALTH CARE AND EMERGENCIES

The Governing Board recognizes the importance of taking appropriate action whenever an emergency threatens the safety, health or welfare of a student at school or during school sponsored activities.

(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive Safety Plan)
(cf. 3516 - Emergencies and Disaster Preparedness Plan)
(cf. 5141.21 - Administering Medication and Monitoring Health Conditions)
(cf. 5141.23 - Infectious Disease Prevention)
(cf. 5142 - Safety)

The Superintendent or designee shall develop procedures to ensure that first aid and/or medical attention is provided as quickly as possible when student accidents and injuries occur and that parents/guardians are notified as appropriate.   Each school site has a “Site Safety Plan” revised and updated annually.

(cf. 3530 - Risk Management/Insurance)
(cf. 5143 - Insurance)
(cf. 6145.2 - Athletic Competition)

The Superintendent or designee shall ask parents/guardians to provide emergency contact information in order to facilitate communication in the event of an accident or illness.

District staff shall appropriately report and document student accidents.

Resuscitation Orders

The Board believes that staff members should not be placed in the position of determining whether or not to follow any parental or medical "do not resuscitate" orders. Staff shall not accept or follow any such orders unless they have been informed by the Superintendent or designee that the request to accept such an order has been submitted to the Superintendent or designee, signed by the parent/guardian, and supported by a written statement from the student's physician and an order from an appropriate court.

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that all parents/guardians are informed of this policy.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE
32040-32044 First aid equipment
49300-49307 School safety patrols
49407 Liability for treatment
49408 Emergency information
49409 Athletic events; physicians and surgeons; emergency medical care; immunity
49470 Medical and hospital services for athletic program
49471 Medical and hospital services not provided or available
49472 Medical and hospital services for pupils
49474 Ambulance services
51202 Instruction in personal and public health and safety

CIVIL CODE
1714.21 Defibrillators; CPR; immunity from civil liability

FAMILY CODE
6550-6552 Caregivers

HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE
1797.196 Automatic external defibrillators, immunity from civil liability

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 8
5193 California Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

Management Resources:

WEB SITES
American Heart Association: http://www.americanheart.org
American Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org
California Department of Health Services: http://www.dhs.ca.gov

First Reading
February 1, 1994
April 3, 2007

Second Reading
March 1, 1994
May 1, 2007

Administrative Regulation for Board Policy #S-5141