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5.55 Notification of Involuntary Examination

5.55 Notification of Involuntary Examination

Chapter 5.00: Students

5.55*+

POLICY

NOTIFICATION OF INVOLUNTARY EXAMINATION

I. The principal or designee shall immediately notify the parent, as defined by law, of a student who is removed from school, school transportation, or a school-sponsored activity and taken to a receiving facility for an involuntary examination.

II. The principal or designee may delay the notification to the parent for up to twenty-four (24) hours if the delay is considered in the student’s best interest and if a report has been submitted to the central abuse hotline due to knowledge or suspicion of abuse, abandonment, or neglect.

III. The Superintendent shall develop procedures for the notification of parents and for reporting, if appropriate, alleged child abuse, abandonment, or neglect to the central abuse hotline when a student is taken to a facility for an involuntary examination. The procedures shall be contained in the Health Services Manual.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 1001.42, F.S.

LAWS IMPLEMENTED: 381.0056, 394.463, 1001.21, 1002.20, 1006.062, F.S.

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION RULES:

HISTORY: Adopted: 04/12/2016

Revision Date(s):

Formerly: New

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