Education Law (Section 903) and Regulations of the Commissioner of
Education require physical examinations of children when they:
school district for the first time
grades PreK or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 10
Participate in interscholastic sports
referred to the Committee on Special Education
an appraisal deemed necessary by school authorities to determine an
appropriate educational program for the individual.
If a report
of a child's examination is submitted from a primary health care
provider, it must be signed by a physician, a nurse practitioner or
physician's assistant working in collaboration with the physician.
Submitted reports of examinations must describe the condition of the
student when the examination was given and must state whether such
student is in a fit condition of bodily health to permit his/her
who is new to the district will be allowed to participate in physical
education classes until a health appraisal is completed and the results
of the appraisal are filed in the student's health folder.
appraisal must be no more than 12 months prior to the commencement of
the school year in which the examination is required.
must have a physical prior to participation in interscholastic sports.
Physicals may be completed 12 months prior to the first day of practice
for the season in which the student is participating. An
Interval Sports Health
History must be completed by the parents of the student-athlete
prior to each sports season. In addition, the parent must complete and
sign the Athletic Consent Form
each season in which their child participates in interscholastic sports.
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