Effective 2010, the official Boy Scout Medical Form came into compliance with the New York State Department of Health requirements (as long as it is accompanied by the additional Over-the-Counter Medication Form referenced below, for campers under 18 years of age). As such, TMR will be using the Official Boy Scout Medical Form for all its participants. Units can feel free to download the new, official BSA form and duplicate them as needed. (Note: It is highly recommended that units make their own copies of completed medical forms before submitting the originals to the Camp Medical Officer.)
Requirement Commencing Summer, 2011
Beginning with the 2011 Summer Camp Season, all campers under the age of 18 are required to have a specific "Individualized Medication Orders" form which details any Over-the-Counter medications that may be required. This is a requirement from the NY State Department of Health, so no exceptions can be made. This form is bundled in the download with the official BSA Medical Forms below.
Requirement for Campers Attending for more than One Week
Late in 2003 the New York State Public Health Law (NYS PHL) was amended, requiring overnight children?s camps to distribute information about meningococcal disease and vaccination to the parents or guardians of all campers who attend camp for more than one week. Parents or guardians of these campers are also required to complete a separate Meningitis Response Form.
State-Mandated Meningococcal Disease Information
For reference, the Meningitis Response Form bundled with the expanded medical form above, as well as some additional information on Meningococcal Disease is also available here for independent download.
Anyone staying in camp for more than twenty-four hours must have a completed Medical Form. This is a requirement of both the Boy Scouts of America and the state Health Department. The form must be filled in completely and must be signed by a physician licensed to practice medicine and by the parents of minors. No exceptions can or will be made!
The Complete Medical Record
In previous years, incomplete or incorrectly filled out medical forms have caused problems at check-in time. Please take the time to collect and inspect all your unit?s medical forms well before your arrival at camp to avoid these unnecessary problems. The Staff member who does the medical recheck will look for the following items:
Please inform parents of these criteria, check the medicals of your Scouts and resolve any questions before leaving for camp.
- Is there a physician?s signature?
- Is the Physician?s evaluation and advice section filled out?
- Has the physical examination been done within the last 12 months? See ?Expiration? below.
- Are the name, address and emergency contact information completely accurate?
- Is the form signed by the parent of anyone under the age of 18?
- Are all the immunization lines filled out with dates of shots clearly indicated?
- Are all the communicable disease lines filled out?
- Has the parent or applicant filled out the health history section, with serious health conditions noted?
Under State law, the medical form must have been completed within one year of the end of your camp stay. For example, if your unit will be at camp from July 6 to July 13, 2004, the form must have been completed by your doctor on or after July 13, 2003 (and not July 6!)
Health and Accident Insurance
Limited health and accident insurance is provided for all Scouts, leaders and parents. In order to ensure coverage, all campers (youth and adults) must appear on the unit?s check-in roster. All youth and adults must be registered Scouts, Scouters, or immediate family members.
All those attending camp will have to go through a medical recheck process in which the Camp Medical Officer will review medicals and speak to the campers and leaders individually. At this point all medications taken by the scouts will be handed over to the Camp Medical Officer and they will receive information on when to come to the office and take their medications.