Would you sign this?

Posted on: Thu, 09/04/2003 - 11:56am
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My dd just started Grade 3 today. She's been at this school since she's been in Kindergarten and this time they have a new "waiver" they asked me to sign. I was told it is now required for all children needing an epi pen, and it is to be filled out by the pediatrician.

There is one parent part that I was asked to sign and this is what it read:

"I understand that school personnel are not responsible for any problem arising from the effects or the administration of the EpiPen medication. I also understand that the school system can not guarantee that every staff member will be ready, willing and/or able to administer the EpiPen.

I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Town of **** and its agents or servants against claims resulting from any and all acts performed under this authority since I recognize that the School Department and its agents or servants are performing acts beyond that required by law. For its part, the Town of *** and its agents or servants understand that all action or omissions will be done in good faith."

I can't sign this because first of all, I DO expect every staff member to be "ready, willing and/or able to administer the EpiPen" in case of an emergency because she is in their care for 6 hours a day. I expect them to react responsibly.

I feel that by signing this, if leaves room for carelessness.

Any thoughts on this to help me understand why I should sign it?
Thanks.

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