Decker, Terry D.
TerryD at Health.State.OK.US
Fri Jul 18 19:48:46 PDT 1997
Bubba, Bubba, Bubba,
I see you're stirring the pot again.
> So, my question is, if the chiurgeon decided to keep some form of birth
> control in the box (and for my example, I'll say condoms), and this was
> a part of supplies used during a weekend, should the SCA be responsible
> for reimbursing that expense?
Since the sensibilities and morals of people differ, this should be a group
decision. If the group decides to carry such supplies, the SCA should pay.
If the chiurgeon unilaterally decides to carry them, they could be for
that individual's personal use; therefore, an improper expense for the
As a practical note, the OK State Health Dept. gives condoms away for
Family Planning and stopping STDs. We take a tremendous amount of abuse
from the moralists who believe AIDS is a judgement upon the immoral and
sinful. The SCA does not need this. We get enough flack.
During my first 10 years in the SCA, I carried condoms in a dopp kit which
could be found just inside the door of my tent. It was open knowledge and
they were available for anyone who needed them. I did not want to know who
was doing what to whom, so it was a case of help yourself while I was gone.
No one ever abused the privilege.
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