Re: The Law and First Aid
Charlotte S. Jerscheid (cjersche@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Mon, 19 Jun 1995 13:06:00 -0400
On Fri, 16 Jun 1995, Michael F. Bowman wrote:
> Beware of thinking of the law as something that is only black and white.
> As a lawyer, I can tell you its usually pretty gray. In most states it is
> illegal to dispense a prescription drug without a proper license.
I'm not a lawyer or a doctor, but I =am= a parent. When my son goes to
day camp during the summer and school the rest of the year, both
institutions simply require a form signed by me and/or the doctor
permitting them to dispense my son's Ritalin at the appropriate time.
I realize that some state laws may differ, but perhaps each Scout's doctor
could prescribe the ana-kit, the Troop could keep the written Rx on file
with the health forms, along with specific written permission from the
parent, and the Scoutmaster could carry one or two kits in with the first
ASM, Troop 13
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City