HCPSS MPIA Request #2019-127

Requested Information
I am requesting the following information from any document for school year 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19 to date: Health room visit number for all schools to include visit type(acute,chronic, med administration, new injury, disposition of health room visit (provide number) back to class, parent pick up, 911 called and the reason 911 was called (seizure, head injury, loss of consciousness, CPR, respiratory distress, fracture,etc). Please include the number of students seen per year/per school. Please include the number of staff members that are CPR and First Aide certified in each school for 2017-18 school year.
Date Received
Response Notes

Responsive to this request, in order to extract a school by school comparison county-wide of the specific information requested from the HCPSS reporting system, a new query would have to be programmed. Per the MPIA GP § 4-205(c)(4)(iii), an agency is not required to program a new record if the type of data extraction requested is outside its normal course of business. While individual school reports can be run for each of the 77 schools and CPR information kept at the local level could be collected through a survey of all 77 schools, significant additional staff time would be needed to process. Per discussions to understand what available reports contain requested indicators at the district level, and any queries or reports with a portion of the information requested by school, the two items below were provided. 

Responsive Documents
An existing report that pulls district-level data as reported to MSDE on visit totals, types of visits, and disposition (to include cases in which 911 was called).
An existing report that pulls together school by school comparisons of total incidents, including the average and daily maximum. Please note, this report will not contain visit numbers/totals for medication administration or treatments (such as daily scheduled visits for medication distribution, insulin checks, etc.) nor will it break down the visits by type and disposition.

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