Ben Parker (bparker@INTERACCESS.COM)
Tue, 17 Jun 1997 03:22:05 +0000
On Mon, 16 Jun 1997 19:53:57 -0400, "Edward W. Hammitt"
>reviewed over the leaders guide about turning all medications over
>to the health lodge,
>As a health care professional this BSA policy concerns me.
It's not a blanket BSA policy. Various state laws come into play in
different states. You have a minor child, with prescription drugs
(controlled substances) needing to be dispensed regularly, but neither
child nor drugs are in immediate control of the childs parent(s).
The drugs need to be accounted for and controlled (kept away from other
people) as well as made available to the boy when medically necessary.
Our camp allows boys to carry inhalers and epinephrin kits (for severe bee
sting allergy) with them at all times, after conference with the Medical
Officer. Staff is made aware of this. Insulin, and other drugs with timed
dosages are kept at Medical lodge, dosed at meal times (usually) and all
medication taken is logged.
This allows all the aspects of legal control as well as personal
resposibility to be carried as far as legally possible in our area. YMMV!
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