Date Approved: September 10 2013
Date Reviewed/Amended: November 12 2019
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
Ministerial Order 232/07 – Anaphylaxis Protection Order
British Columbia Anaphylactic and Child Safety Framework