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Lifeline 911 Policy

Chapter 8550

Issued March 1, 2015

Table of Contents

.010 Introduction
.020 Requirements
.030 Immunity
.040 Post–Incident Education Program

.010 Introduction

The Lifeline 911 policy allows students to seek immediate medical assistance for an alcohol related emergency on behalf of themselves or another person without being sanctioned for violation of any university related policy. This policy allows students to make healthy decisions by seeking medical help without the fear of punishment.

Because it is important that victims of alcohol-related emergencies receive medical treatment, Kansas State University students seeking immediate medical assistance for an alcohol-related emergency on behalf of themselves or another person will not be sanctioned for violation of any university alcohol-related policies.

.020 Requirements

To obtain immunity from University disciplinary sanctions, students actively involved in the situation must:

  1. Make initial contact with law enforcement, emergency medical services, or University staff as a result of their actively seeking out medical assistance;
  2. Provide relevant contact information to the responding emergency medical personnel, law enforcement officers, and University staff;
  3. Remain on scene with the individual who reasonably appeared in need of medical assistance until emergency medical assistance and law enforcement officers have arrived; and
  4. Cooperate with responding emergency medical personnel, law enforcement officers, and University staff.

.030 Immunity

If these conditions are met, the victim, the caller, and those closely involved in aiding the victim shall have immunity from University disciplinary sanctions and processes.

.040 Post-Incident Education Program

As a further condition of immunity, those seeking immunity under the Lifeline 911 Policy must participate in the following:

  1. First Incident:
    1. Students have a mandatory conversation with Student Life or Housing and Dining staff.
  2. Second Incident:
    1. Students have a mandatory conversation with Student Life or Housing and Dining staff. Students must take part in a mandatory Project ABC program provided through Counseling Services. The University may also contact the parents or legal guardian of the student requiring medical attention.
  3. Third and Additional Incidents:
    1. Students have a mandatory conversation with Student Life who will decide what further measures need to be taken on a situational basis.