REVISED 2017 7520 NEW 2009
SUBJECT: ACCIDENTS AND MEDICAL EMERGENCIES
Student Emergency Treatment
All staff members of the District are responsible to obtain first aid care for students who are injured or become ill while under school supervision.
In most instances, first aid should be rendered and then the parent should be contacted to come to school and transport the student to the family physician. Beyond first aid, the medical care of the student is the parent's responsibility. However, the student's welfare is always the primary concern, and it is the responsibility of school personnel to exercise good judgment and care under all circumstances.
The Board encourages all staff members to become qualified to give emergency treatment through instruction in first aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).
Transporting an Ill or Injured Student
In the event of an illness or injury to a student, an ambulance may be called The District will make all reasonable attempts to contact a parent or person in parental relation when determining if emergency treatment is necessary.
The Board will approve provisions for all students to be covered by group insurance. These student accident insurance policies will be a co-insurance with family coverage(s) as primary.
Education Law §§ 1604(7-a), 1604(7-b), 1709(8-a) and 1709(8-b)
NOTE: Refer also to Policy #7420 -- Sports and the Athletic Program
Adoption Date: 7/7/09
Revised Policy Adopted:12/12/17
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