Student Guide for Policies and Prcedures (13-14)
Complete handbook of the policies and procedures affecting students at Tulane University. Published by the Division of Student Affairs.
Health and Wellness Policies and Procedures INJURY AND ILLNESS TO STUDENTS Students who suffer an injury or become ill should report to the Student Health Clinic (SHC) for evaluation and treatment. SHC personnel should have the student complete a Student Report of On-Campus Environmental Injury or Disease form which can be found on the Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS) website. In case of emergency, on-campus students should call Tulane Police; off-campus students should call 911. If the injury is related to classroom activities or unsafe condition in a University building, OEHS and Tulane Police should be contacted as well as appropriate University staff, i.e., course instructor or resident assistant. A Student Report of On-Campus Environmental Injury or Disease form should be completed by the course instructor or resident assistant and a copy of the report should be forwarded to OEHS immediately regardless of whether or not the student reports to the SHC. Forms are available at the OEHS website: tulane.edu/oehs/ upload/24F-oehss04.pdf. Student Health Center, 865-5255 Revised July 2011 Reviewed September 2013 HOSPITALIZATION AND NOTIFICATION PHILOSOPHY At times, a student will voluntarily/involuntarily need to be hospitalized. A primary goal for the Division of Student Affairs is to provide a supportive learning environment for all students. This policy only applies when the University receives notification of a student’s hospitalization. PROTOCOL When a student is hospitalized by the Student Health Center (SHC), the SHC notifies the Student Affairs Professional On-Call, who in turn, notifies the Office of Student Resources and Support Services. If the University learns from sources other than the SHC that a student has been hospitalized, the Office of Student Resources and Support Services shall ask the Director of the SHC to attempt to contact the student’s attending physician to inquire about the student’s welfare and report back to the office of Student Resources & Support Services of the status of the hospitalization. Anytime the University receives notification that a student has been hospitalized, the Office of Student Resources and Support Services shall attempt to determine if the student’s emergency contact has been notified. In certain circumstances where, in the professional judgment of the Office of Student Resources and Support Services, parental notification is necessary in order to protect the welfare of the student, SRSS will notify Health and Wellness Policies and Procedures 2013–2014 • 79