We have a zero tolerance policy. If a student is suspected to be under the influence, it is an immediate referral to the student assistance counselor, an administrator and the school nurse for an assessment and determination if a student needs to be sent out for further medical tx and eval. At the same time, the student resource officer (uniformed police) is called to be present. The same process is completed if drugs/alcohol are found on a student, regardless of whether or not they appear to be under the influence.
Parents are contacted immediately in all cases. They are responsible for picking a student up within 2 hours to get a student evaluated by teh school physician. If a parent refuses or is farther out than 2 hours, then EMS is called and the student is taken to the nearest ER.
The after care almost always includes some type of mandatory drug counseling sessions (out patient usually, lengeth depends case to case).
Regarding privacy - this is viewed more as an administrative issue, rather than a health issue. Discussions are limited to the people directly involved. I still protect a student's right to privacy, but it is also necessary for me to share the results of my assessment with the others involved.
Last edit by Flare on Mar 26, '12