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Old 03.07.2021, 07:30
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Why do they ask for your Rega and health insurance number?
In the event of an emergency, it'll be sorted out later. (Enter name into system, - up the number pops).

And, for a kids camp, weight?
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Old 03.07.2021, 07:58
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Why do they ask for your Rega and health insurance number?
In the event of an emergency, it'll be sorted out later. (Enter name into system, - up the number pops).

And, for a kids camp, weight?
Most people donít have 50k to 100k knocking around to pay the costs of a SAR later.

A colleague of mine is not the outdoors type at all and Iím not even sure he ever did a hike in his adult like, but he does pay his annual REGA membership every year. And luckily for him that he does.

As a special treat he took his in laws to stay in a remote mountain hut. In the night his father-in-law became very ill and it became necessary for him to be air lifted down the mountain to a major road where he was stabilized before being brought to a local hospital. Early morning he had to be air lifted to a larger hospital. It took six months for him to make a recovery.

The SAR element of the bill came to nearly 70k, which they definitely would not have been able to sort out later.
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Re: Emergency forms

In a childrens camp there area number of activities where you need the weight of the children. The first one I can think of is things like abseilen or ziplining. You need to know what material you need to use and that depends also on weight.
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Old 03.07.2021, 10:02
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In a childrens camp there area number of activities where you need the weight of the children. The first one I can think of is things like abseilen or ziplining. You need to know what material you need to use and that depends also on weight.
It might be useful for the catering too. So they know how much food to order.
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Re: Emergency forms

Weight for kidís camp sounds perfectly reasonable to me. There are all sorts of reasons why a childís weight might be important.

We used to ask for it on the parental consent forms for the cub/scout camps.
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Old 03.07.2021, 10:45
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Why do they ask for your Rega and health insurance number?
In the event of an emergency, it'll be sorted out later. (Enter name into system, - up the number pops).

And, for a kids camp, weight?
They probably want to check kids are defiantly insured and in the event of a non-emergency trip to a doctor etc, it would be asked for.
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Old 03.07.2021, 12:33
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Re: Emergency forms

Weight may also be needed if they need to give simple things like painkillers (if you also checked that box).

In a non-emergency where the patient is conscious (or the parent of a child is), they would want you to sign an authorisation for the treatment which includes liability for the costs in the case of insurance not covering it.

Rather than the carer having to sign something promising to pay any medical bills, which they would naturally be reluctant to do, they can show the form which confirms the parent has provided an insurance number and given them authority for decision making.
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Old 03.07.2021, 16:54
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Re: Emergency forms

Having the Rega and insurance info could make it faster/easier to coordinate assistance. Especially if parents aren't easy to reach for some reason.

Rega's assistance to me was invaluable. They handled all the administrative stuff. My husband called with my name, Rega number, and insurance info and they ran with it. They coordinated/connected the Rega doctor with the surgeon in the country where I was located, coordinated flights and paid for them, arranged and paid for emergency transport to the hospital in CH, had everything arranged with the hospital for when I arrived, etc. I don't know how we'd have figured all that out on our own without a lot of hassle and wasted time, not to mention stress.

Ok, a kid at camp might not need that level of assistance. But in emergencies, time is of the essence and having someone who knows what they are doing is important.
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Most people don’t have 50k to 100k knocking around to pay the costs of a SAR later.
That's not what I meant by "sort it out later". I'm assuming already members. Mind you, it might be a useful prod to parents who haven't got membership of Rega.

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They probably want to check kids are defiantly insured and in the event of a non-emergency trip to a doctor etc, it would be asked for.
Yep. That'll be it. As it turns out one of the kids is having allergic reactions to something in her room - iching hives, poor thing. They're taking her to a doctor. It'll be easier with the insurance number.

And the weight one.

I feel all stoopid now.
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