Request for Comment -- Medical Equipment proposal

Patrick Anderson, President of the SCA Inc., has published a request for comments on a proposed Board policy concerning ownership of medical devices such as Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) by recognized branches of the SCA.

Mr. Anderson writes:

Upon discussions with the Society Chirurgeon and our legal advisors, I have requested the Board put a proposed change to the Corporate Policies out for comment.

While the Board and Corporate Officers recognize that a number of people in the SCA are trained in the use of automated external defibrillator or AEDs, we are concerned about the continued maintenance and upkeep obligations for groups that own these devices. If the SCA permits the groups to own these devices, it would be putting the responsibility on the group to continue to maintain the device, keeping it in good working order, and and ensuring its availability at events and practies.

Accordingly, I have asked the Board to put the following out for comment:

New Draft Corporate Policy (to be added to the corporate policies and those policies renumbered accordingly):

There shall be no ownership or possession of the Medical Equipment listed on Appendix A of these Corporate Policies by any branch or recognized guild of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.

New Addition to Corporate Policies:

Appendix A:

1. Automated External Defibrillators (AED)

The Directors request comments from the membership regarding this proposed revision no later than October 1st, 2009. Please send them to:

Corpora Revision
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas CA, 95036

Patrick Anderson
Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:

SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas, CA 95036

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