Policies, Regulations Forms and Bylaws

1380 | Anaphylaxis Policy

Date Approved: September 10 2013
Date Reviewed/Amended: November 12 2019


POLICY

In accordance with Ministry of Education requirements, the Board provides this policy and regulation relating to the response to anaphylaxis in school settings. This policy acknowledges the principles identified in the BC Anaphylactic and Child Safety Framework.

The safety, health, and well-being of students is the primary responsibility of parents or guardians, and is a shared responsibility among parents or guardians, Boards, school employees, students, and health care workers.

Principals have overall responsibility for student safety in schools, including implementation of anaphylaxis safety plans in accordance with the requirements of Board policy and regulations.

Parents or guardians of student are responsible to inform the school about their child’s potential risk for anaphylaxis and for providing ongoing health support services.

Every employee exposed to individual student emergency response plans has a duty to maintain the confidentiality of all student personal health information.

When addressing the risk of exposure for students at risk of anaphylaxis to allergens, the Board will balance

  • depriving the student at risk of normal peer relations with
  • the reasonableness of restrictions on other students.

REFERENCES

Ministerial Order 232/07 – Anaphylaxis Protection Order

British Columbia Anaphylactic and Child Safety Framework

1380-10 - Anaphylaxis Regulation

REFERENCES
1380-10 - Regulation 1380-10, Anaphylaxis - Anaphylaxis