Lloydminister Public School Division

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5017 - 46 Street
Lloydminster, Alberta T9V 1R4

Administrative Procedures

Administrative Procedure 315

Illness/Injuries at School

Background

The Lloydminster Public School Division recognizes the authority accorded parents/caregivers of children.  The Director of Education therefore directs staff members to refrain from offering consent for medical treatment of students.

However, in cases of injury or illness which occur to students on school grounds, in the school, or on a site where a school sponsored activity is being held, the Director of Education expects the supervising teacher or Principal to act as a responsible parent/caregiver and seek immediate treatment.

Emergency student transportation authorized by staff members is to be by the safest possible means.  The Director of Education, however, acknowledges in emergency situations, quick action may be critical to the health of the child.

Procedures

  1. In case of emergency, where life may be threatened, the victim shall be immediately transported to a hospital by the safest and most expedient method possible.
    1. Where, in the opinion of the Principal, transportation by ambulance is warranted, transportation shall be arranged immediately to the nearest hospital.
      1. Where costs connected with ambulance transportation are not covered by private insurance, they will be covered by the Lloydminster Public School Division.
      2. Special protocols may be established in extenuating circumstances.
      3. Where, in the opinion of the Principal, transportation by private vehicle is warranted, the Principal shall either provide transportation to the nearest hospital or (time permitting) contact the parent/caregiver to provide transportation.
  2. In cases of emergencies, a parent/caregiver or the emergency contact of a student shall be
    notified immediately and asked to go to the hospital to assume responsibility for the student.
  3. Hospitals may require authorization before they will give treatment.  No Lloydminster Public
    School Division staff member shall sign medical authorizations under any condition. 
  4. If a student has had a serious injury that is not immediately life threatening, consultation with a qualified/certified first aid individual or doctor is to occur prior to moving the student.
  5. In other injury or illness cases, the parent/caregiver of a student is to be contacted and
    requested to take the student home.
  6. If there is no telephone, or if the parents/caregivers or emergency
    contacts cannot come to the school, a responsible person is to be contacted and requested to take the student home.
  7. All accidents to students resulting in injury must be reported to the Principal as soon as there
    is evidence of such an accident.  The Principal is to report this accident to the Chief Financial Officer on the prescribed form supplied by the Insurance Office and retain a duplicate in their file (Form 530-1).
  8. The Principal will immediately report student injuries requiring medical treatment to the Director of Education.

Reference
Section 85, 87, 175, 231 Education Act, 1995

Revised
June 2009
December 2017
August 2023