This weekend while at the District Camporee, I had a scout cut his finger that due to its location required a couple of stitches. I am the Scoutmaster, and when I took the scout to the hospital, things went very smooth with the hospital because I had the Scouts latest medical form (which saved him from having to get a tetenus shot, because his shot record was available to medical personnel), and signed permission slip from his parents.
Beteween the two documents, we had everything necessary that the hospital needed for treatment. His medical record, his personal doctor's information, insurance information, and parental signatures.
Yes we had contacted the parents when it happened to let them know what had happened and what was being done, as well as follow-up call to the parents after treatment to let them know the outcomes.
I beleive by having the right documentation, things went very smooth.