Parents and DoDMERB

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by LoriBee, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. LoriBee

    LoriBee New Member

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    Should a parent accompany their child for the DoDMERB examinations? My son insists he wants to take himself, but I want to make sure I'm there if a question arises that he is unsure of. Thoughts?
     
  2. Just_A_Mom

    Just_A_Mom Member

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    Yep, you should go. If he is under 18 years you may have to go. Some practitioners will require a parental presence.
    I also think it's prudent for a parent to review the medical history questionnaire as well.
     
  3. MullenLE

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    If it is required in that particular state, you/son will be told so when ther appointment is made. To be on the safe side, you/son can certainly ask.

    If that is a state where parental accompaniment is not required, then it is a family decision. Both sides of the issue can be argued successfully. As Just a Mom said being one side AND this is a transition period, so letting them do it themselves can also be argued.

    I think the compromise is the best...parent goes and is present in the waiting room. Son/daughter handles the exam on their own, but the parnet is readily available if there are questions. I saw this actual example when visiting one of our clinics in Louisville, KY.:thumb:
     
  4. d.mcknight

    d.mcknight Member

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    When you make your appointment, ASK. The office I went to never mentioned the fact that I would need a parent's signature once I arrived. Luckily my dad was there.
     
  5. LoriBee

    LoriBee New Member

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    Sound advice! Thank you very much for the quick response (the appt. is tomorrow!!!) I will accompany him and just be nearby in case needed.
     
  6. MullenLE

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    On behalf of all of us, good luck:thumb:
     

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