Legal Issues for the Educator_Ch10

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Legal Issues for the EducatorChapter 10 : 

Legal Issues for the EducatorChapter 10 Galveston College EMS EMS Instructor Development 2009

Topics : 

Topics American Legal System EMS Educational Standards Curriculum Issues Student Issues Grievance Policies Safe Educational Environments Confidentiality Legal Research

American Legal System : 

American Legal System Hierarchy of Laws Areas of Law Tort Law Federal Nondiscrimination

Hierarchy of Laws : 

Hierarchy of Laws Three branches of government Legislative Executive Judicial Four sources of law: Constitutions (Federal and State) Statues, Ordinances, or Resolutions Regulations Common law

Tort Law : 

Tort Law Assault & Battery Defamation Misrepresentation Negligence In loco parentis Risk management Assumption of risk Release of risk Contributory negligence

Methods of Risk Management : 

Methods of Risk Management Student supervision Protocols Site selection Affiliation agreements

Affiliation Agreements : 

Affiliation Agreements Headings Dates Objectives Student-employee relationship Liability expectations Mutual obligations Key contacts Signatures

Federal Nondiscrimination : 

Federal Nondiscrimination Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 1990 Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972 Title IX of Education Amendments Act of 1972

EMS Educational Standards : 

EMS Educational Standards NEMSES NAEMSE CoAEMSP

Curriculum Issues : 

Curriculum Issues Based on Federal statutes Based on State Issues Based on Accreditation standards (CoAEMSP) DOT

Student Issues : 

Student Issues Institutional relationships Handbook policies/Catalog Enrollment Dismissal Health Policies Academic integrity Discipline Appearance Academic Dishonesty

Grievance Policies : 

Grievance Policies Students Faculty

Safe Educational Environments : 

Safe Educational Environments School Violence Safe & Drug Fee Gun-Free Schools Jeanne Cleary Act OSHA

Confidentiality : 

Confidentiality FERPA – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act HIPPA – Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

FERPA : 

FERPA Guidelines Education Records Disclosure Legitimate educational interest Challenges to education records

HIPPA : 

HIPPA Purpose Oversight Public trust Patient rights Notice of privacy practices

Legal Research : 

Legal Research Copyright Protection Legal Resources Understanding legal documents

Conclusion : 

Conclusion Legal issues affect EMS daily Understanding statutes, rules, and regulations important for educators Standards in place for a reason

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