The Ohio High School Athletic Association has released a revamped Pre-Participation Physical Form for use beginning in the 2020/2021 academic year.
From OHSAA – “This new version was developed for use with youth and adolescent student-athletes by the American Academy of Pediatrics in its 5th edition of the monograph, PPE, Pre-Participation Examination. The AAP was advised by a working group representing the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine.
These societies, as well as our own JACSM, recognize the value of the PPE in providing the best health care possible for our interscholastic athletes. “
As with the traditional physical form, FPCS Board Policy, in conjunction with the OHSAA requires student-athletes to have an updated physical every 12 months (1 calendar year). A link to the new OHSAA physical form is below. Beginning in Fall of 2020, this is the ONLY form of physical that will be accepted. For the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year, either the traditional physical form or the new one is acceptable.