All SESIR incidents that result in serious bodily injury are required to be reported as Injury-related. Less serious bodily injury means incidents which require immediate first aid or subsequent medical attention. More serious injuries include death or injuries with substantial risk of death, extreme physical pain, protracted and obvious disfigurement, and protracted loss or impairment of the function of a bodily member, organ, or mental faculty. Incidents where injury occurred, but first aid or medical attention is not needed, are not required to be reported in SESIR as Injury-related.
The data element is broken down into three separate codes as follows:
- Code A - More Serious: Death or "Bodily injury which involves a substantial risk of death; extreme physical pain; protracted and obvious disfigurement; or protracted loss or impairment of the function of a bodily member, organ, or mental faculty." 18 U.S.C. 1365(h)(3).
- Code B - Less Serious: "Bodily injury which requires immediate first aid or subsequent medical attention that does not meet the definition in Code A above."
- Code Z - None: "The incident did not involve serious bodily injury."
Note: US ED reporting requirements mandate that FDOE collect data on "Violent Incidents with Physical Injury" and "Violent Incidents without Physical Injury." In order to collect this data, FDOE has identified SESIR incidents that fall into these categories, and additionally requires that districts report whether or not these incidents were "Injury-Related."
Note: The person(s) injured could be a student, a non-student, or both.
Note: The incident type Homicide (HOM) must always be reported as a Code A - More Serious on the "Incident, Injury-Related" (PDF) element. Aggravated Battery (BAT) and Sexual Battery (SXB) must always be reported as "Incident, Injury-Related (PDF)"
- Incident, Injury-Related (PDF)
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