It is the right of a victim to grant his/her informed consent for care. Someone who isunconscious, confused, or seriously ill or injured may not be able to grant consent. In thesecases, the law assumes the victim would give consent if he/she were able to do so. This is calledimplied consent. Also, when a parent or guardian is not present, one can assume impliedconsent for minors who need emergency assistance.
Refusal of Care
Some ill or injured persons may refuse the care offered. Even if a person seems injured, onemust honor this refusal of care. Request that the person at least allow someone more highlytrained, such as EMS personnel, to evaluate the situation. Be clear that the staff is not refusingto care for the victim or abandoning the victim. Request another person present to witness theperson
s refusal and document it on an accident form. If the patron initially refuses care, butlater loses consciousness, the
guidelines go into effect (see above).
Effective communication is critical in all emergency situations. Establishing an on-site staff member to direct the scene is important. All decisions and communication should be runthrough that person.The Director Recreation and Intramural Sports should be notified in the event of a serious or lifethreatening emergency or Campus Police have been notified. If he cannot be contacted leave amessage (either voice or text) and contact Security.
Emergency Contact ListDirector of Recreation and Intramural Sports
Michael McQuarrie Office 212-229-5900 x3801 Cell: 646-853-1850
New School Campus Security 24-Hour Emergency Number: 212-229-7001Student Health Services (9-5 with a 24-hour call-center other hours): 212-598-4796NYC Rape Hotline: 212-267-7279Tune to the following stations for weather alerts, amber alerts, or other informationWINS 1010amWCBS 880am
In a situation where Emergency Services is needed, a Recreation Supervisor will call 9111.
Give the dispatcher as much information as possible, includinga.
Who you are and where you are calling fromb.
Identification of victim or victims2.
How many victimsa.