Changes in Fall Sports Physicals

Health Exam & Student Athlete information Fall Sports Update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact that it is having on our health care providers, The Department has released a memo to provide direction to  schools when students are delayed in obtaining required health exams, along with information on the required health exam form. (attachments)  

  • Continue to accept any physical examination form conducted on or before January 30, 2021 and allow parents/guardians additional time to provide the completed exam form to the school;
  • Student athletes can participate in the fall 2020 sports season without a current health exam if they meet certain criteria; and
  • For the past two school years, the Department has encouraged schools to accept a health exam form regardless of the form it was completed on.  Beginning January 31, 2021- physical examinations for school are to be documented on the NYS Required Health Examination Form (attached) or an electronic health record equivalent form (directions for such attached).
  • http://www.p12.nysed.gov/sss/documents/nysed-covid-19-school-health-examinations-5-21-20.pdf
  • Please direct questions to the Office of Students Support Services at studentsupportservices@nysed.gov.

 For Additional Information or Questions Please Contact

Gena.Smith@RCSDK12.ORG (Wilson Nurse)