Each request for the district to honor a do not resuscitate order (DNR) will be dealt with
The district will develop an individualized health plan (IHP), or modify an existing IHP, for any
student subject to a DNR. The IHP will be developed in conjunction with the parents; the student
if appropriate; a school nurse and other appropriate staff; the student’s physician; emergency
medical personnel, if possible; and other specialists as needed. If the student is receiving special
education services pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or
accommodations pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Individualized
Education Program (IEP) team or 504 team will be involved in the development of the IHP.
In addition to the usual contents of an IHP, the IHP of a student with a DNR order will specify
which life-sustaining procedures will be used by district personnel in the case of an emergency.
Emergency medical personnel will be summoned in all emergency situations as required in Board
policy. A copy of the DNR will be attached to the IHP and provided to emergency medical
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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this
section for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures
and/or forms for related information.
Legal Refs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1400 - 1487
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504, 29 U.S.C. § 794
Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101 - 12213
Dunklin R-5 School District, Herculaneum, Missouri
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