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Pre-Participation Sports Physicals - IT'S A GO!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Sheri Ryan
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​ASAA WILL NOW ACCEPT PRE-PARTICIPATION SPORTS PHYSICALS COMPLETED BY DCS!

In anticipation of Senate Bill 69's effective date of 8/15/2016, I contacted Billy Strickland, Executive Director, for the Alaska School Activities Association (ASAA) today, 8/3/2016.  ASAA has already sent out notification that ASAA will now accept pre-participation exams (PPE) completed by  Doctors of Chiropractic in the State of Alaska.  We commend ASAA for also honoring the intent of the law and including any PPEs that might have been performed 8/1/16 or later as many sports programs throughout the state have already begun for the year.    

The changes required to 2016-17 ASAA Handbook pg. 43, Article 11, Section 1 - Medical Examination and any associated form(s) will need to undergo the process associated with a by-law change to add Doctor of Chiropractic to the approved list of physicians who may complete and sign the required PPE for a student athlete. I have asked ASAA to keep me updated on the process as well as when the by-law change is completed.  Doctors of Chiropractic may use and sign the existing form for their patients.  

As part of this change, I have also asked ASAA to update their website - http://asaa.org/?s=Student+Health+Review - on the topic so that parents can be secure in the knowledge that their choice to have the PPE performed by a Doctor of Chiropractic is endorsed by the Alaska School Activities Association. 

Parents of athletes who experience problems with their school districts accepting the forms completed by a DC or school districts with questions on the changes are asked to contact Billy Strickland with the Alaska School Activities Association at 907-563-3723.  

Looking for the forms to complete?  http://asaa.org/wp-content/uploads/handbook/1617handbook/asaa/complete/2016-17-ASAA-Forms.pdf  - Pages 13-15.  Add DC to authorized to complete and circle on Page 15.  

 Sincerely, 

Sheri Ryan  |  Chief Operating Officer
Alaska Chiropractic Society | 550 E. Tudor Rd., Suite 202 |  Anchorage, AK 99503
Direct/Mobile: (907) 903-1350 | Fax: (907) 770-3790

 

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Sheri Ryan says...
Posted Thursday, October 20, 2016
ASAA changed their by-laws to include Doctors of Chiropractic! WOOT! WOOT! - Here's where to find it on their website. http://asaa.org/wp-content/uploads/handbook/1617handbook/asaa/updates/2016-2017-ASAA-Handbook-Updates.pdf

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