DPH approved clinical training for clinicians providing medical clearance
Before a student athlete with a diagnosed head injury returns to their extracurricular athletic activity, they must be given medical clearance by an authorized medical provider. The regulations require that in order to clear a student to participate in extracurricular athletic activities, physicians, nurse practitioners, certified athletic trainers, physician assistants and neuropsychologists must receive DPH-approved training in traumatic head injury assessment and management or have received equivalent training as part of their licensure or continuing education.
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Medical Clearance and Authorization Form
Medical providers should use the Department’s Medical Clearance and Authorization Form, or a school-based equivalent, to verify that they have completed a DPH-approved training in traumatic head injury assessment and management or have received equivalent training as part of their licensure or continuing education.