Re: medical forms
Jim Holman (jrholman@POSTBOX.ACS.OHIO-STATE.EDU)
Wed, 31 Jul 1996 10:19:44 -0400
>I have been told that about
>the only good a medical form does is give the hospital any pertinent
>information (immunizations, allergies, exsisting conditions etc.) that if
>the child needs treatment they will still seek out the parents
>permission (even if only by phone). So a xeroxed copy will still have
>all the info on it.
This seems to be the case in all except lifethreatening situations. We had
a kid at summer camp who needed stitches from stepping on a sharp object.
He was transported to the nearest hospital emergency room with his
(original) signed medical form and sat there for 4 hours until the medical
personnel could speak directly with his parents (by phone) for permission to
proceed. We hope that had the situation been more serious, that they would
have given care, but in this litiguous age, who knows?
Jim Holman /
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