Series: Series5000     Sub Series: 5000     Policy Number: 5425
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The district will not purchase, acquire, have under control, possess or use any hypodermic syringe or needle for instructional or other educational purpose unless the Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee has filed a certificate of need with the Commissioner of Education and with the State Department of Health, as required by the Education Law, on a form prescribed by the Commissioner.

Authorized use of hypodermic syringes and needles by district personnel shall be limited to actual educational demonstrations designated by the certification of need.

Certificates of need shall designate the individuals responsible for the custody and supervision of the use of such hypodermic syringes and needles. The person designated as responsible for the custody of such syringes and needles will provide for safeguards and maintenance of records of disposition of all hypodermic syringes and needles acquired or possessed by the district.

Any change in designated personnel shall be reported within 30 days to the Departments of Education and Health.

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Education Law §811 
8 NYCRR §137.1

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