5610.1: Do Not Resuscitate/Do Not Intubate Requests

5610.1: Do Not Resuscitate/Do Not Intubate Requests holly Fri, 07/12/2019 - 11:36

I. DNR/DNI Requests. 

District personnel will not honor “Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) and Do Not Intubate (DNI)” requests. Parents or guardians who request that the District withhold care from their child through a DNR/DNI or a like request, are advised of the following: 

A. DNR/DNI requests are to be provided to the principal, principal's designee, or school nurse and placed on file at the student's school for submission to emergency medical personnel. Parents or guardians may contact the Director of Student Services for questions regarding this procedure or to confirm receipt of such request. 

B. If a life-threatening situation arises at school involving a student, school personnel will administer first-aid or other appropriate emergency care and will summon emergency medical personnel. Upon arrival of the emergency medical personnel, the principal, principal's designee, or school nurse will make reasonable efforts to provide pertinent medical information included in the student's file to the emergency medical personnel. 

C. Parents or guardians will be notified of a medical emergency at the earliest time practicable. 

D. If parents or guardians no longer desire the District to provide DNR/DNI requests to emergency medical personnel, the parents or guardians must notify the principal, principal's designee, or school nurse in writing. 

1. The school nurse will send a letter to the parents or guardians confirming removal of the DNR/DNI request from the file. 

2. If the parents or guardians do not receive such a letter of confirmation, it is the responsibility of the parents or guardians to contact the school to confirm that the DNR/DNI request has been removed from the file. 

II. Definitions. 

A. Emergency Medical Personnel shall mean ambulance personnel, personnel who arrive in response to a call to 911, or any other personnel summoned to school as a result of a medical emergency. 

B. First-aid or other appropriate emergency care shall mean any procedure or intervention by staff that may prevent a student from dying. Examples of emergency care include, but are not limited to, efforts to stop or control bleeding, opening airways, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, and cardio- pulmonary resuscitation. 

Date of Adoption
September 6, 1994
Date of Revision
December 4, 2000
February 6, 2017
June 15, 2009
September 25, 2023