Marching Band Physicals Required this Summer!
The following rule concerning pre-participation physicals for marching band takes effect on August 1, 2019: C&CR Section 1105:
(F) MARCHING BAND PRE-PARTICIPATION PHYSICAL EXAMINATION. UPON ENTERING THE FIRST AND THIRD YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL AND UPON ANY 7th OR 8th GRADE STUDENT PARTICIPATING IN MARCHING BAND, A PHYSICAL EXAMINATION SIGNED BY A PHYSICIAN, A PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT LICENSED BY A STATE BOARD OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT EXAMINERS, A REGISTERED NURSE RECOGNIZED AS AN ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE BY THE BOARD OF NURSE EXAMINERS OR A DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC IS REQUIRED. STANDARDIZED PRE-PARTICIPATION PHYSICAL EXAMINATION FORMS, AVAILABLE FROM THE UIL OFFICE AND AUTHORIZED BY THE UIL MEDICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE, ARE REQUIRED.
(G)MARCHING BAND MEDICAL HISTORY FORM. EACH YEAR PRIOR TO ANY PRACTICE OR PARTICIPATION A UIL MEDICAL HISTORY FORM SIGNED BY BOTH STUDENT AND A PARENT OR GUARDIAN IS REQUIRED. A MEDICAL HISTORY FORM SHALL ACCOMPANY EACH PHYSICAL EXAMINATION AND SHALL BE SIGNED BY BOTH STUDENT AND A PARENT OR GUARDIAN.
Year 1 and 3: Physical Examination and Medical History Form Required.
Year 2 and 4: Medical History Form Required.
Where is the physical examination form and medical history form? On the UIL website at http://www.uiltexas.org/music/marching-band.
Who collects these forms and maintains compliance? The school district.
How does UIL define who must meet this requirement? This requirement is for any student that a school district determines is a member of the marching band.
Does a student in athletics and marching band need a separate physical examination for each activity? No.
What does pre-participation mean? Pre-participation means prior to starting any physical activities – marching or otherwise, inside or outside – associated with marching band practice and performance.
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