Obtain medical health forms to collect participant information regarding special medical considerations (i.e., food allergies, insect stings or bites, allergic reactions, activity restrictions, injuries sustained prior to program participation that might be aggravated or re-injured while participating in program activities, possession or use of prescription medication, allergic reactions to medications). A liability waiver must also be completed for all youth participants.
Follow up to ensure that restrictions are appropriately applied (e.g. providing that alternative foods and other preventative measures are taken to avoid exposure when allergies are noted and ensuring that arrangements are made to prevent specific contacts in the case of severe allergies).
Establish rules related to securing participants’ medical information, medication, scheduling dispensation, refrigeration, or storage needs, and return of the medication to the participants or parents at the end of the session.