Kentucky Laws on School Sports Physical
The sports physical is also known as a preparticipation physical evaluation (PPE). The sports history and exam helps to tell if it’s safe for you to participate in your sport.
BYLAW 12. PHYSICAL EXAMINATION, PARENTAL YLAW 12. PHYSICAL EXAMINATION, PARENTAL CONSENT AND INSURANCE ONSENT AND INSURANCE
Sec. 1) PHYSICAL EXAMINATION AND PARENTAL CONSENT REQUIREMENTS
a) The Superintendent or Principal shall have each student who is trying for a place as a participant on a sport or sport-activity team present a physician’s certificate signed by a physician, physician’s assistant, advanced practice registered nurse, or chiropractor (if performed in the scope of practice as defined in KRS Chapter 312) which shall state that he or she is physically
fi t to participate without undue risk.
b) The parent’s consent for the child’s participation and acknowledgment of receipt of the eligibility rules as promulgated by the Association and Kentucky Board of Education regulations in writing shall be required on KHSAA Form GE04.
c) The permission shall acknowledge that the student and the parents are aware of the education material available from the KHSAA, Centers for Disease Control, and other agencies regarding the nature and risk of concussion and head injury, including the continuance of play after a concussion or head
Sec. 2) REQUIREMENT FOR INSURANCE
a) A student, before participation or trying for a place on a sports or sport-activity team shall have in place medical insurance with coverage limits up to the deductible of the KHSAA Catastrophic Insurance program, and that insurance shall remain in force throughout participation.
b) It shall be the responsibility of each member school to ensure and certify that each student has insurance coverage throughout the school year.
(2019-2020 KHSAA HANDBOOK)