Further, in the event of a serious suicide attempt or ideation, and in cases of completed suicide, it is likely to be appropriate to notify parents, spouse, or other family members. The decision to notify shall be made in accordance with the Emergency Response procedures provided within the Self Harm Protocol. These procedures also apply to notification in the event of any death of student, accidental injury or life-threatening illness. The protocol is designed to assist faculty and staff in making appropriate decisions for notification; however all incidents involving student hospitalization, serious suicide attempts, and the death should only be handled by the Dean of Students. Faculty/staff should not contact parents directly.
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