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§ 7-426. Emergency medical care to students with special health needs

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEducationEffective: April 14, 2009

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Education (Refs & Annos)
Division II. Elementary and Secondary Education [Titles 2-9.5] (Refs & Annos)
Title 7. Public Schools (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 4. Health and Safety of Students (Refs & Annos)
Effective: April 14, 2009
MD Code, Education, § 7-426
§ 7-426. Emergency medical care to students with special health needs
In general
(a) The Department and the Maryland Department of Health shall jointly establish guidelines for public schools regarding providing emergency medical care to students with special health needs.
Scope of guidelines
(b) The guidelines shall include:
(1) Procedures for the emergency administration of medication and the proper follow-up emergency procedures;
(2) A description of parental or caregiver responsibilities, including:
(i) School notification of a child's special health care needs or diagnosis;
(ii) Providing appropriate medication and delivery devices and medical condition indication devices including Medic Alert bracelets or necklaces;
(iii) Parental consent for the administration of medications; and
(iv) Providing an emergency card for medical emergencies with current contact names and telephone numbers;
(3) A description of school responsibilities, including:
(i) Training for school health services personnel, teachers, coaches, transportation personnel, and other appropriate school personnel;
(ii) Providing and distributing the required notices and forms for notification, consent for the administration of medications, medical emergency contact information, and any other appropriate material; and
(iii) Providing outreach and education for parents and other caregivers regarding providing emergency medical care to students with special health needs;
(4) A description of student responsibilities that are age and condition appropriate; and
(5) Any other issue that is relevant to the emergency medical care of students with special health needs.
Duties of Department and Maryland Department of Health
(c) The Department and the Maryland Department of Health shall:
(1) Provide technical assistance to schools to:
(i) Implement the guidelines established under this section; and
(ii) Train school personnel at the local level; and
(2) Develop a process to monitor the implementation of the guidelines established under this section.

Credits

Added by Acts 2007, c. 442, § 1, eff. July 1, 2007. Amended by Acts 2009, c. 60, § 1, eff. April 14, 2009; Acts 2017, c. 62, § 6.
MD Code, Education, § 7-426, MD EDUC § 7-426
Current through legislation effective through May 16, 2022, from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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