Re: pain relievers in first aid kit
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Mon, 4 Aug 1997 09:36:50 -0400
On Mon, 4 Aug 1997, Charles Batteau wrote:
> Lawyer: This is what the "Good Samaritan" laws cover. As long as you
> are acting to the best of your ability, you are safe treating minor
> problems with over-the-counter remedies.
I volunteer 4 to 8 hrs a week at a Family History Center; our center
keeps aspirin and Bandaids in the bottom drawer of the Counselor's desk.
We -once-upon-a-time- offered these to patrons who had headaches or paper
cuts. We were advised NOT to do so, because it "might be construed" as
practicing medicine without a license, or dispensing medicine without a
license (two separate offenses, apparently).
> parent signed the form, and if I need to take the Scout to a doctor I
> want him to know EXACTLY what the boy's taking.)
Excellent point; doctors *always* ask "What have you done for it?" and if
you say "nothing," they tend toward "well, try GHF otc and let me know if
it doesn't work".
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City