Sep 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Student Handbook 
    
2019-2020 Student Handbook

Student Health Issues


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Students are responsible for their own health and accident insurance coverage while enrolled at Northark.  A student group health insurance plan is not offered to students through the institution.  Currently enrolled students may have access to health insurance through a student health insurance policy provided by a private insurance company.

In the case of non-emergency accidents or illness, students will be referred to their own physicians or a local health care facility.  In an emergency situation, students who have been involved in accidents or are extremely ill will be transported to North Arkansas Regional Medical Center by ambulance.  Students will be responsible for all medical expenses incurred during medical emergency and non-emergency situations.  All on-campus medical emergency and non-emergency incidents must be reported to the Dean of Students’ Office.

Students with pre-existing medical conditions that require special procedures or contacts with relatives or local medical personnel should provide Kim Brecklein (located in M154H) with pertinent, up-to-date information concerning the health issue. Examples of health issues that may need to be reported are seizures, heart problems, and fainting issues.

Students are responsible for their own medications. Institutional personnel will not be responsible for keeping or administering prescription or non-prescription drugs.  Non-prescription drugs will not be distributed or dispensed for student use.

The Northark nursing faculty and/or students should not be used as resources for medical issues or emergencies.

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