Nurses, teachers and other staff members shall provide first aid treatment of pupils in emergency situations. In an emergency that does not require treatment of pupils by a physician, the school nurse shall give or supervise first aid treatment of pupils, whenever possible.
In an emergency requiring treatment of pupils by a physician, the parent shall be reached at once. If it is not possible to get in touch with the parents, the student's physician or school medical advisor or another licensed physician shall be called upon to administer treatment.
Students who are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation by the American Red Cross or American Heart Association are not prohibited from providing emergency assistance to other students or staff.
Legal Reference: Connecticut General Statutes:
10-207 Duties of medical advisors
10-212 School nurses and nurse practitioners.
Administration of medications by parents or legal
guardians on school grounds.
Adopted: February 8, 1988
Revised: December 2, 2008