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Business Policies - Treatment of Students Injured in Class

Treatment of Students Injured in Class
(Supersedes 82:3; updated, not revised)

Students who are injured in class for any reason should be referred to the Birkam Health Center, or Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital, depending on the severity of the injury. Referrals to the Birkam Health Center can be made on a "no charge" basis when, in the judgment of the instructor, treatment should be provided without delay. In such instances, instructors should advise the Health Center by phone of the referral and authorize the visit to be on a "no charge" basis. Either the student or the instructor need to fill out the "Student Incident/Accident Report".

Students referred to Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital would be on the same basis as for a normal out-patient hospital visit. The student (or parents) or his/her insurance would be expected to cover resulting costs.

Richard P. Duffett
Vice President for Administration and Finance

Contact: Birkam Health Center