Athletics Physical Examination Requirements

  • Physical examinations are required for students participating in interscholastic sports. Physical Exams are valid for ONE YEAR from date of last physical. Proof of physicals must be presented before students may practice. There are TWO OPTIONS for a sports physical, it can be done:

    1. At school by the school physician (only when offered by the district physician) OR
    2. By the student's own doctor (private physician)

    For students who participate in more than one sport during a year:

    After the physical for the first sport, only a Sports Recertification Interval Health History form is required for students who participate in additional sports throughout the year. Note that all athletes are required to recertify within 30 days of the start of their respective season.

Student Medications and Athletics

  • Students must have a completed Permission to Administer Medication form from their private physician with the completed Interval Health History form in order to attend a school physical or to be cleared from a private physical.

    In accordance with New York State Education Law (see below), all student-athletes must have a completed form by their own physician to self-administer any medication { i.e. Albuterol Inhaler} before they will be allowed to participate in any school-sponsored sports. The completed form must be given to the school nurse before the student will be placed on the clearance list.

    New York State Law Article 19- Medical and Health Services:
    S916. Pupils afflicted with asthma. The board of education or trustees of each school district and board of cooperative educational services shall allow pupils who have been diagnosed by a physician or other duly authorized health care provider with a severe asthmatic condition to carry and use a prescribed inhaler during the school day with the written permission of a physician or other duly authorized health care provider, and parental consent, based on such physician's or provider's determination that such pupil is subject to sudden asthmatic attacks severe enough to debilitate such pupil. A record of such permissions shall be maintained in the school office.