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Annual Health and Medical Record

posted Apr 22, 2013, 6:59 PM by Dan Rautenkranz   [ updated Apr 22, 2013, 7:03 PM ]

An updated Annual Health and Medical Record is available to Scouts and Leaders. The Sioux Council will be transitioning to the new form immediately. The 2012 Annual Health Forms will be valid for a year after the date of the Scouts physical.
The 2012 AHMR revision includes several noticeable changes. In an effort to support the BSA’s All Markets Strategy, we have developed a bilingual format. As you know, accurate medical information is vital to keeping Scouts safe and healthy at all Scouting events. This new format will make it easier for councils and volunteers to have a completed AHMR—as required for all participants.

Parts A and B  are to be completed at least annually by participants in all Scouting events. This health history, parental/guardian informed consent and release agreement, and talent release statement are to be completed by the participant and parents/guardians.

Part C  is the physical exam that is required for participants in any event that exceeds 72 consecutive hours, for all high-adventure base participants, or when the nature of the activity is strenuous and demanding. Service projects or work weekends may fit this description. Part C is to be completed and signed by a certified and licensed heath-care provider—physician (MD or DO), nurse practitioner, or physician assistant. It is important to note that the height/weight limits must be strictly adhered to when the event will take the unit more than 30 minutes away from an emergency vehicle, accessible roadway, or when the program requires it, such as backpacking trips, high-adventure activities, and conservation projects in remote areas. See theFAQs for when this does not apply.

Part D  is required to be reviewed by all participants of a high-adventure program at one of the national high-adventure bases and shared with the examining health-care provider before completing Part C.