scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Medical Forms Question No. 2
Bill Blymiller (bblymill@TAMPABAY.RR.COM
Thu Mar 23 2000 - 13:55:58 CST
Thanks everyone for the input on my earlier question about the use of a
Class 3 form in lieu of a Class 2.
For years I was under the impression that the Class 3 required a more
intensive examination including blood and urine tests and that was what
differentiated it from the Class 2 (also requiring a doctor visit, but no
tests). Imagine my surprise this year when I took my son in and took the
new 1999 version of the Class 3 and, shazamm, there are no requirements for
blood or urine tests. I looked all over the form (the doctor did, too) and
there is no place for the test information.
I came home and looked up last year's and, yep, there was a place for the
results. I can only guess that the form was changed to reflect a change in
requirements made somewhere (?). My question now is, to the more medically
astute of you, is what is the difference now between the Class 2 and Class 3
physicals? They look like they ask the same questions to me!
Await the wisdom of the group.
Scoutmaster Troop 188
Temple Terrace, Florida