Each participate must have a certificate of an annual physical evaluation on file at the school prior to participating in athletic tryouts, practices, or games that indicates the student is physically approved for participation.
Physical exams will be good for twelve months from the date of the exam. EXCEPTION: Any physical examination taken after April 1 in the preceding year will be accepted for the following (GHSA) school year.
The physical exam must be conducted by a licensed medical physician, or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, or a physician’s assistant.
The exam must be signed by the doctor, but the doctor’s stamp is acceptable if it is in script, and information appears elsewhere on the form identifying him or her as a medical doctor.