The Falcon Banner has posted a new item, 'Office of the Chirugeonate Closing

From the SCA Announcements email list:

The decision has been made to close the Office of the Chirurgeonate as of
August 10th, 2015. The board and corporate officers want to extend their
gratitude for ALL who have served our organization in this capacity in the
past. To those who have provided feedback, questions, and worked to explore
options for scopes of the office that would allow our organization to
retain the office and maintain insurance coverage for the officers and our
organization, many thanks as well.

To clarify some of the concerns that have been raised during the many
discussions of this change, the board and corporate officers want to
provide the following information:

The Society Seneschal has been directed to remove references to the
Chirurgeonate from the Record Retention Policy. Existing records should be
retained for 2 years for adults, 21 years for minors, then shredded to
ensure any Personally Identifying Information is destroyed.

Local groups should sort records into Adult, Minor and Destroy categories
and ship (paid for by the local group) records to the corporate office. The
corporate office will retain records and handle the shredding.

Each Kingdom has thirty business days to transport these records to the
corporate office.

Event Coordinators/Stewards/Autocrats are still responsible for arranging
for EMS on site if that is required by municipal/county/state requirements.
This most often will apply to large events projecting an attendance greater
than the threshold set by the applicable modern agency. It is recommended
to include information regarding distance from site to medical care in
event announcements, particularly for camping events.

The marshallate will still be responsible for reporting injuries on the
field. Seneschals will still be responsible for reporting injuries
(particularly requiring transport) as currently directed.

Tangible assets owned by SCA branches that are specific to the Office of
the Chirurgeon may be retained or donated or sold, in accordance with
applicable financial policies.

Over the counter medications may not be purchased by SCA branches to
distribute or make available to event attendees.

The badge of the fleam will remain available for those individual
volunteers (not affiliated with the SCA, Inc. and its Kingdoms and local
groups) willing to provide basic first aid.
Should additional questions or concerns regarding this change arise, please
direct them to the SCA President, at [log in to unmask]

Our thanks again, to all the volunteers that have helped keep our
organization going for 50 years!

Leslie Vaughn
President, SCA, Inc
A.J. Pongratz
Vice President of Operations, SCA, Inc.
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