Girl’s Food Allergy, Asthma Lead To Battle Over Summer Camp Waiver
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By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , /


THEY WERE SEEN THURSDAY ON STATE AND GRAND AND THEN FRIDAY AT THE SHERADEN RED LINE STATION. YOUR CHILD MAY WANT TO GO TO A PARK DISTRICT CAMP. BUT WHAT IF THEY HAVE A POTENTIALLY DEADLY ALLERGY. ARE YOU FORCED TO LIE ON THE FORM THAT YOUR CHILD KNOWS HOW TO USE AND EPI-PEN? THAT IS A CLAIM THAT ONE PARENT IS MAKING. Reporter: THIS LITTLE GIRL WILL START KIDERGARTEN, USUALLY A HAPPY MILESTONE. BUT DAD’S REACTION? IT IS LIKE A HORROR SHOW FOR US. Reporter: SHE WAS THREE YEARS OLD. AND SHE WANTED TO GO TO SUMMPER CAMP. BUT WITH A POTENTIALLY LIFE- THREATENING FOOD ALLERGY OR ASTHMA, SHE MAY NEED AND EPI- PEN OR INHALER. THE PARK PERSON TOLD HIM. WE CANNOT GIVE YOU AND INHALER. SHE SAID OUR INSURANCE POLICY DOES NOT ALLOW T. Reporter: THE AG SAID THAT THE PARK DISTRICT HAD PROCEDURES IN PLACE TO ADMINISTER MEDICATION BUT THEY NEEDED TO ADD IT TO THE WEBSITE. FAST FORWARD. THE PARK E-MAILED HIM BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL THE DISPENSING FORM AND THE WAIVER. THE WAIVER NOT ONLY SAYS THAT THE CHILD HAS TO SELF ADMINISTRATOR, IF YOU DON’T SIGN IT, THEY ARE EX EXCLUDED FROM THE PARK. Reporter: SHE CANNOT GIVE TO HERSELF BECAUSE SHE’S ONLY FIVE. THE WAIVER COULD BE MADE BETTER BY SAYING, AT THE PARENTS’ DISCRETION, A CHILD CAN SELF ADMINISTER. Reporter: THE AG’S OFFICE TOLD US THAT CHANGES NEED TO BE MADE. AND NOW THAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE HAS NOTIFIED THE PARK DISTRICT TO CLARIFY THE FORMS, THE QUESTION IS, WHAT ARE THEY DOING? THAT IS WHAT WE’RE GOING TO FIND OUT. WE WERE TOLD THAT THE DIRECTOR WAS AT LUNCH. I WILL NOT ALLOW MY CHILD INTO THE CAMP HILL THIS IS FIXED. THEY SAY THEY ARE IN PRELIMINARY DISCUSSIONS WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE


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