Athletes and Marching Band participants will ONLY be required to get a physical if they have NEVER participated prior to this year OR they answer 'yes' to any questions 1-6 on the Medical History form.
ALL participants will still be required to fill out the other yearly forms including the Medical History form. Please use the link below to find all Medical Forms. Please note the Medical History form is not it’s own form it is the 1st page of the Athletic and Marching Band Pre-participation Physical Evaluation.
Please see the full message from UIL below:
Previously, we shared that the UIL Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) recommended adjusting requirements related to preparticipation physical examinations for the 2020-21 school year. The UIL Legislative Council approved these adjustments on Friday, May1, 2020. These changes have now also been approved by the Commissioner of Education at TEA and will immediately be in effect for the 2020-21 school year only.
The changes to sections 1105 (Marching Band), 1205 (High School Athletics) and 1478 (Junior High Athletics) as it relates to the requirements for preparticipation physical examinations are as follows:
For the 2020-21 school year only, any participant in athletics or marching band, in any grade level, who has not previously completed a preparticipation physical examination (PPE), and been cleared for participation, will be required to complete the medical history form as noted in current rule, as well as a PPE prior to participation in any UIL practices, games, performances, or matches.
As required under current rule, all students participating in UIL marching band and/or UIL athletic activities will be required to complete the UIL Medical History Form. Any “yes” answer to any of questions 1-6 on the Medical History Form will require a student to receive further medical evaluation, which may include a physical exam, and receive written clearance from a physician, physician assistant, chiropractor, or nurse practitioner before any participation in UIL practices, games, performances, or matches. Only those students with “yes” answers to those questions are required to receive written clearance through further medical evaluation.
Please note that this is only for the 2020-21 school year, and local school district policies still apply. Schools may still require physical examinations of students before allowing participation in these activities, and such decisions are under the jurisdiction of each local school district.
The updated language recommended by the MAC, approved by the UIL Legislative Council and by the Commissioner of Education at TEA can be found on our Covid-19 Information Website here.
Charles Breithaupt, EdD
UIL Executive Director
Jamey Harrison, EdD
UIL Deputy Director