Student Health

A.   Immunization

 

Not withstanding the Infant Act, immunizations administered in district schools shall have parent consent and not be administered unless such consent has been given.

 

Where consent is provided through the public health nurse, a written record signed by a public health nurse must be filed with the school’s Principal.

 

 

B.   Medical Alerts

 

1.   A red medical folder will be used in each school to maintain a current record of student medical alerts and student medical conditions. This binder will be accessible to all staff in the school.

 

2.   The binder will consist of three sections:

  • Completed school Medical Information form

  • Recent picture of the student

  • Care Plan

 

3.   At the beginning of each school year, the school will:

  • include an article in the first newsletter explaining the necessity of the Medical Information form
  • send out to the parents of each student, a Medical Information form to be completed and signed by parents/guardians if their child has a medical condition diagnosed by a physician that may require precautionary treatment at school.

 

4.   School personnel will review the Medical Information form and devise an emergency preparedness plan in cases where there are life-threatening conditions.

 

5.   Any medical condition reported as an allergy to any substance that a child is likely to have exposure to at school shall be treated as a medical alert.

 

6.   Medical Alert Definition:

 

A Medical Alert Condition - a physician diagnosed, potentially life threatening condition such as:

  • Diabetes

  • Epilepsy
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Severe Asthma
  • Blood clotting disorders requiring immediate care

  • Other conditions which may require emergency care as determined in consultation with parents/student/family physician, school and Medical Health Officer or designate.

 

7.   The Principal (or designate) will inform the school staff of the students who have medical alerts.

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