Re: pain relievers in first aid kit
Patricia Pearson (Pearsonpat@AOL.COM)
Mon, 21 Jul 1997 11:00:59 -0400
Coming with a background in child care, a provider is not allowed to give a
child any medication without permission of the parent. While it can be
verbal and the parent later sign a permission form, it is not considered
legal. In Texas and Georgia, the rules are if you give a child tlynol for a
fever (high or low) with the parent's permission, you still have to keep that
form for five years.
Legally, you are still liable for anything you give that child or happens to
that child while in your care for two years after the child becomes 18. So
if the child has a reaction when he has the high fever, you are liable for it
(BSA probably would not be if you did not have permission in writing).
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City