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Re: Prescription medications in your kit
.....A doctor may require somebody to demonstrate that they know how to properly administer medications before writing a script for the boat.
Some may, but I don't think that's a regulatory requirement. I know there are docs that will write the script for cruisers and I believe it's perfectly legal.
Your previous scenario was administering to a third party. For cruisers, they would be administering to themselves. Yes, one could administer to another, but I think that's form over function, especially between spouses.
Big time liability involved for both parties here, the ethics of first aid dictate that you not perform any treatments that you aren't adequately educated in.
Liability and ethics are far apart. Liability is a matter of jurisdictional law. Ethics are a matter of personal boundaries, which vary greatly.
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