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Parental Consent Form - Help please

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  1. dverna

    dverna Active Member

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    We have an NRA program to encourage trap shooting. We supply club guns and shells at no charge and $2 per round targets for young shooters and women.

    We are concerned about shooters under 18. Should these "children" have a release signed by their guardian before being permitted to shoot?

    Does your club have anything like this; and, if so, would you post or PM it to me?

    Thanks for any help,

    Don Verna
     
  2. mixer

    mixer Well-Known Member

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    Don,

    We use such a form for our youth shooting program for 10-18yo. I'll get a copy to you in the next day or so. Contact me via PM with your email address please.

    Eric
     
  3. trapwife

    trapwife Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    This is the consent form we used at trap camp...



    PARENTAL PERMISSION AND MEDICAL CONSENT
    RE:
    Name: _________________________________ born on __________
    Social Security Number: ____________________________________
    Address: ________________________________________________
    The undersigned(s) being the lawful parent(s) and/or guardian(s) of the above child (the
    "Child"), hereby consents to the participation by the Child in
    ____________________________________________________ (describe activity) conducted
    by ______________________________________________ (Name of “Organizer") and to the
    participation of the Child in all events relating to the activity on _______________ through
    _______________.
    The undersigned hereby further authorize(s) any of the staff, employees, agents and
    representatives of Organizer to provide for, approve and authorize any health care at any
    hospital, emergency room, doctor’s office or other institution; employ any physicians, dentists,
    nurses, or other person whose services may be needed for such health care; review and if
    necessary disclose the contents of any medical records; execute any consent form required by
    medical, dental or other health authorities incident to the provision of medical, surgical or dental
    care to the child. Health care shall include but not be limited to the administration of anesthesia,
    X-ray examination, performance of operations, diagnostic and other procedures.
    If there is no medical emergency, the guardian will first use reasonable efforts to contact the
    parent(s) and/or guardian(s) before administering or authorizing any treatment.
    Notwithstanding other provisions in this Consent Form, Organizer shall not have the authority to
    withhold or withdraw life-sustaining procedures for the Child.
    This Consent Form may be revoked at any time before the expiration date with written notice to
    Organizer.
    Signed on ________________ (date), at _______________________ (city), _______________
    (state).
    ________________________________
    Signature of Parent
    ________________________________
    Signature of Parent
     
  4. Carol Lister

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    Use release forms if it makes you feel better, but they are ultimately without strength.

    Parents have no power to sign away the rights of their minor children, nor does their signature on a permission form preclude legal actions by parents on behalf of the children or by the sponsors on their own behalf.

    Many hospitals will refuse to honor 3rd-party consent-for-treatment forms unless those forms have been signed, witnessed and notarized by the hospital admissions office. Hospitals have no knowledge of who actually signed the form and will make their customary attempts to contact the parents before administering treatment for all but life-threatening emergencies.

    Carol Lister
     
  5. mixer

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    Carol,

    You're correct about signing away rights but a consent form should outline the inherent risks associated with a particular activity so the parent or guardian is aware of them. It's somewhat like the risk awareness printed on the back of a ticket for a baseball game. There is always the possibility of getting hit by a ball hit into the stands. While it may only be a "feel good" measure for the club it will show that the parent or guardian was aware.

    Eric
     
  6. dverna

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    Thank you all for your replies to date.

    MIxer, I sent you my contact info.

    Don Verna
     
  7. mixer

    mixer Well-Known Member

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    Don,

    Form sent 10 minutes ago to your email address.

    Eric
     
  8. primed

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    In Minnesota, providing a firearm to a minor without written consent of a parent or gaurdian can get you charged with a gross misdemeanor. We would not let a 4-H kid participate in any shooting sport without it. It may not protect you from liability but it will prevent this type of legal entanglement.

    Bob
     
  9. g7777777

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    a "gross" misdemeanor

    are you sure about that term?

    Gene
     
  10. Milkbone

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    State laws differ- you would be wise to stick with a form promulgated by an attorney in you state. Granted, a release might not help a whole lot, but it sure can't hurt. It's a mistake to think that the laws of all 50 states are the same.
     
  11. mixer

    mixer Well-Known Member

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    GN7777777,

    In Minnesota there is a misdemeanor and a gross misdemeanor. A gross misdemeanor is one step below a felony. (A thank you to Google for the info)


    Eric
     
  12. 12Gagejon

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    You can go to are website and download ours (escondidofishandgame.com) Jon
     
  13. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    In New York when you have youth shooters at a club the following applies...

    Unlawful possession of weapons by persons under sixteen.


    PL § 265.20 Exemptions.


    7. Possession, at an indoor or outdoor shooting range for the purpose of loading and firing, of a rifle or shotgun, the propelling force of which is gunpowder by a person under sixteen years of age but not under twelve, under the immediate supervision, guidance and instruction of

    (a) a duly commissioned officer of the United States army, navy, air force, marine corps or coast guard, or of the national guard of the state of New York; or


    (b) a duly qualified adult citizen of the United States who has been granted a certificate as an instructor in small arms practice issued by the United States army, navy, air force or marine corps, or by the adjutant general of this state, or by the national rifle association of America, a not-for-profit corporation duly organized under the laws of this state; or


    (c) a parent, guardian, or a person over the age of eighteen designated in writing by such parent or guardian who shall have a certificate of qualification in responsible hunting, including safety, ethics, and landowner relations-hunter relations, issued or honored by the department of environmental conservation; or


    (d) an agent of the department of environmental conservation appointed to conduct courses in responsible hunting practices pursuant to article eleven of the environmental conservation law.
     
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