I think I remember that post. I believe that the problem is one the
USSF has to deal with. In other words most states (from what I have
heard) have a good samaritan law which would allow someone who
administered first aid to be held harmless, assuming that he did not
tell everyone he was a doctor. However, I think the issue becomes
complicated when we are officiating as we are acting as `agents' for
USSF soccer. Because of this
they (more than you) have a problem with you treating a player, I believe.
Refer to this link;
On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 4:46 PM, Neil Montgomery <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I don't completely agree with Jim Allen's response w/r/t providing medical
> aid to an injured player.
> There are obviously circumstances in which the referee might very well be
> the person in the best position to provide emergency assistance.
> For example, suppose a goal kick is about to be taken and you notice a
> player on the ground. You soon realize the matter is extremely serious.
> If you are fortunate enough to be refereeing an FA Cup quarter-final, by all
> means allow the professionals to look after things.
> But in your 4th division men's rec league with no subs, no spectators, at
> Bumblescrew Park Field #3, maybe the referee is the guy who took the first
> aid course the previous year at work and knows you give chest compressions
> to the tune of "Stayin' Alive" while someone else calls 911 on their cell phone.
> Although the circumstances are severely limited, they can exist and it would
> be unfortunate if some referee knew what to do but felt constrained by
> nonexistent rules about what a referee can and cannot do.
> Oddly enough I gave the correct answer to this question exactly 10 years ago
> tomorrow, which was a repeat of another time I gave the correct answer back
> in 1998.