EXPLANATION – Matter enclosed in bold-faced brackets
in the above bill isnot enacted and is intended to be omitted in the law.Matter underlined thus is new matter.
concerning the health of student-athletes, amending1P.L.2007, c.125, and supplementing Title 18A of the New Jersey2Statutes and Title 45 of the Revised Statutes.34
by the Senate and General Assembly of the State
of New Jersey:
671. (New section) Sections 2 through 7 of this act shall be8known and may be cited as the “Scholastic Student-Athlete Safety9Act.”10112. (New section) a. The board of education of a public school12district and the governing board or chief school administrator of a13nonpublic school shall require that prior to the participation of any14student enrolled in grades six to 12 on a school-sponsored15interscholastic or intramural athletic team or squad, the student16shall have a medical examination using the “Preparticipation17Physical Evaluation” form developed jointly by the American18Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics,19American College of Sports Medicine, American Medical Society20for Sports Medicine, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports21Medicine, and American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine.22The Preparticipation Physical Evaluation form shall include the23History and Physical Examination components.24b. The medical examination required by subsection a. of this25section shall be conducted within 365 days prior to the first day of 26official practice in an athletic season and shall be conducted by a27licensed physician, advanced practice nurse, or physician assistant.28Each student whose medical examination was completed more than2990 days prior to the first day of official practice in an athletic30season shall provide a health history update questionnaire,31completed and signed by the student’s parent or guardian. The32completed health history update questionnaire shall be reviewed by33the school nurse and shall include information as to whether, in the34time period since the date of the student’s last preparticipation35medical examination, the student has:36(1) been medically advised not to participate in a sport;37(2) sustained a concussion, been unconscious or lost memory38from a blow to the head;39(3) broken a bone or sprained, strained, or dislocated any40muscles or joints;41(4) fainted or blacked out;42(5) experienced chest pains, shortness of breath, or heart racing;43(6) had a recent history of fatigue and unusual tiredness;44