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507.4 Student Illness or Injury at School

Students who become ill or are injured at school will be given first aid if possible The school district will attempt to notify the student's parents as soon as possible. Instructions will be requested as to the disposal of the case. When the parent has no telephone or cannot be reached, the ill or injured child may be transported home, to the hospital, or to a doctor’s office by a member of the school staff. 

In cases of emergency, the pupil shall be transported to a hospital or a doctor’s office by ambulance or another convenient type of transportation. If possible, the family physician listed on the office records shall be contacted.

Annually, parents are required to complete a medical emergency authorization form indicating the procedures to be followed, if possible, in an emergency involving their child. The authorization form will also include the phone numbers of the parents and alternative numbers to call in case of an injury or illness.

It is the responsibility of the supervising teacher to file an accident report with the principal within twenty-four hours after the student is injured.

The Board assumes no responsibility for medical treatment of students. If a student must take prescribed medication during school hours, written authorization and instructions must be provided by the parents or legal guardian of the student, with such instruction being on file in the appropriate school office.

Legal Reference: Iowa Code § 613.17.
Cross Reference:
507 Student Health and Well-Being


Approved  2-19-03    Reviewed  05-09-18  2-21-19   Revised 2-16-09