Fw: Fw: Removing a leader
Bruce Major (major@GATOR.NET)
Thu, 2 Oct 1997 18:19:12 -0400
> From: Dr. Paul W Davenport <PWD@vetmed3.vetmed.ufl.edu>
> To: Bruce Major <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: Fw: Removing a leader
> Date: Thursday, October 02, 1997 4:38 PM
> Advice to the Troop Committee:
> 1. STAY CALM!!!!!! Do not get into an acrimonious situation that will
> polarize all parties (it may be too late but start now with a calm
> reasoned approach)
> 2. Immediately seek legal counsel. The lawyer must provide the troop
> committee with an interpretation of the application of the Americans
> with Disabilities in this case.
> 3. The scouts have a right to know of the risk of infection. This
> information, after approval from their legal counsel, should be
> provided to all those that could be placed in a situation where the
> infection could be transferred. This information should be accompanied
> with a procedure manual for dealing with an infectious situation.
> 4. While it is required by law to not discriminate against people that
> are positive for HIV, it is legal (I believe) to require reasonable
> safeguards for the transfer of infection. The Troop Committee has the
> right to establish a policy of reasonable protection for the scouts
> and infected leader. This may include the use of latex gloves when
> the leader treats a scout for any injury involving an infectious
> situation, use of latex gloves by the scouts when treating the HIV
> positive leader in an infectious situation.
> 5. One question not addressed in the information is the issue of why
> the doctor restricted the individual from camping. If it was because
> of the hemophilia, then this is a valid medical reason to prevent the
> person from camping because it places the troop at unreasonable risk
> if the individual should have an injury.
> 6. MOST IMPORTANT-SEEK LEGAL COUNSEL, stay calm and find a reasoned,
> logical solution.
> Tough situation!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City