Policy - JHC

POLICY: JHC

EFFECTIVE DATE: 10/4/89

CANCELS SHEET DATED: 9/21/83

REVIEWED BY POLICY COMMITTEE: 10/14/03

 

 

 

STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES AND REQUIREMENTS

 

Parents and guardians bear essential responsibility for the health, safety, and well-being of the students in this District. District personnel will work, in cooperation with parents and guardians, to provide education and care while students are attending school. To assure this goal, the following procedures will be followed:

 

EMERGENCY CARE

Emergency information will be provided for each student by the parent or guardian.

Emergency cards will be part of the student registration packet and will include the following information:

A.) A listing of three (3) contact people and their telephone numbers

B.) The name of the physician, health care facility or hospital on which the family or person relies for medical attention.

C.) Any allergies or physical conditions which may precipitate an emergency situation

 

In case of sudden illness or injury, the school’s responsibility will be to:

A.) Give immediate, temporary care

B.) Notify the parent or guardian

C.) Arrange for the student to leave school premises

D.) Guide the parent or guardian, when necessary, to sources of treatment

 

A parent or guardian is responsible to make arrangements for necessary transportation to physician, health care facility, or hospital. If this is impossible, the school may make whatever arrangements seem necessary.

Financial responsibility for transportation and associated health services will be borne by the parent or guardian.

 

HEALTH PROBLEMS

The School Nurse will be notified of any student who shows symptoms of having a communicable disease. The School Nurse will notify the parent or guardian and the Maine Bureau of Health (see Policy JHCC).

The School Nurse will counsel the student and parent or guardian in cases where the student is a source of offense (i.e., personal hygiene).