Rob Morley (rmorley@STATE.MA.US)
Thu, 12 Oct 1995 12:20:26 EDT
This whole discussion regarding Parents and Gaurdians, and to temporary
signing over guardianship to other people has made me question the idea of
permission slips for camping trips/troop activities.
Currently, our troop uses an annual permission slip that gives the adults in
charge of the troop activity, to provide first aid, and make medical
decisions for the parents, in regard to the scout. (Please this is not the
exact wording, but it bascially allows an adult to provide the proper
treatment of injuries and illness.)
My question is, will a permission slip really cover the adult leader that
performs reasonable and prudent medical care to a scout from a legal problem
down the line. In addition, will this document (the permission slip) be
acceptable it the scout is taken to a hospital. Will the hospital allow the
adult leader to request medical treatment.
I know that minors cannot be treated without parental consent, unless the
injury is life-threatening, or very serious. With the permission slip serve
as "parental consent"?
Yours in Scouting,
Old Colony Council
Eagle Scout '82
Order of the Arrow '80
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City