Medical Release

MEDICAL RELEASE: Please read the below and indicate your agreement.

The following explains the legal obligations and requirements concerning medicine and the administration of medicine, as found in the Texas Administrative Code.

 

Texas Administrative Code (Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 265, Subchapter B)

 

Medical staffing requirements. A physician, registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse, or a person with an American Red Cross Emergency Response certificate, or its equivalent, shall be in the camp and on call at all times, and will be considered the Camp Health Officer.

 

Texas Administrative Code (Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 265, Subchapter B)

Storing and dispensing prescription medication to campers. If a child is taking a prescription medication when he or she reports to camp, the medication shall be in the original container with the prescription label, and the medical staff shall place that medication, sharps, and related paraphernalia or devices in a lockable cabinet or other secure location that is not accessible to campers. The medication shall be administered by the Camp Health Officer or camp counselor, if authorized in writing by the Camp Health Officer. At no time shall the child be allowed to self-administer the medication without adult supervision. Medications needed for immediate use for life-threatening conditions (e.g., bee-sting medication, inhaler) and limited medications approved for use in first-aid kits may be carried by a camper or staff person. The camp shall have on file a written statement of medical necessity from the prescribing doctor or the written approval of the Camp Health Officer for any camper to carry medication and related paraphernalia or devices.

 

By completing this waiver, I understand the legal policies regarding the administration of medicine during camp hours.  This acknowledgement is required even if my child will not be taking medicine while at camp.