When a victim of sudden illness or injury is unable to access the Health Office either independently or with the assistance of others due to the nature or severity of illness/injury, any college employee qualified to administer first-aid is both allowed and encouraged to deliver appropriate care under the circumstances presented. All employees are equally covered by the Erie County insurance program for such activities pursuant to the New York State Public Officers Law.
Please note that the following, among others, indicate severe and critical emergencies for which 9-1-1 should be summoned immediately, as well as the College Nurse and Security must also be notified.
Any student ill or injured with a condition that requires specialized transportation will be transported by ambulance or paramedics. Health Service personnel and other college employees should not transport ill or injured students due to liability issues. Any student with a minor problem, whose condition is highly unlikely to deteriorate prior to receiving medical help, should arrange their own assisted transportation.