Florida Senate - 2017                                    SB 1586
       By Senator Garcia
       36-01567A-17                                          20171586__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to student eligibility for
    3         interscholastic athletic competition; amending s.
    4         1006.20, F.S.; revising requirements for the bylaws of
    5         the Florida High School Athletic Association governing
    6         student eligibility to participate in interscholastic
    7         athletic competition; revising the information that
    8         must be included on the preparticipation physical
    9         evaluation form; providing an effective date.
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   13         Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subsection (2) of section
   14  1006.20, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   15         1006.20 Athletics in public K-12 schools.—
   17         (c) The FHSAA shall adopt bylaws that require all students
   18  participating in interscholastic athletic competition or who are
   19  candidates for an interscholastic athletic team to
   20  satisfactorily pass a medical evaluation each year before prior
   21  to participating in interscholastic athletic competition or
   22  engaging in any practice, tryout, workout, or other physical
   23  activity associated with the student’s candidacy for an
   24  interscholastic athletic team. A practitioner licensed under
   25  chapter 458, chapter 459, or chapter 460 or certified under s.
   26  464.012 who is in good standing with his or her professional
   27  regulatory board shall administer this Such medical evaluation
   28  may be administered only by a practitioner licensed under
   29  chapter 458, chapter 459, chapter 460, or s. 464.012, and in
   30  good standing with the practitioner’s regulatory board. The
   31  bylaws must shall establish requirements for eliciting a
   32  student’s medical history and performing the medical evaluation
   33  required under this paragraph, which must shall include a
   34  physical assessment of the student’s physical capabilities to
   35  participate in interscholastic athletic competition as contained
   36  in a uniform preparticipation physical evaluation and history
   37  form. The evaluation form must shall incorporate the
   38  recommendations of the American Heart Association for
   39  participation cardiovascular screening and must shall provide a
   40  place for the signature of the practitioner performing the
   41  evaluation with an attestation that each examination procedure
   42  listed on the form was performed by the practitioner or by
   43  someone under the direct supervision of the practitioner. The
   44  form must shall also contain a place for the practitioner to
   45  indicate if a referral to another practitioner was made in lieu
   46  of completion of a certain examination procedure. The form must
   47  shall provide a place for the practitioner to whom the student
   48  was referred to complete the remaining sections and attest to
   49  that portion of the examination. The preparticipation physical
   50  evaluation form must contain information that advises a student
   51  shall advise students to complete a cardiovascular assessment,
   52  including an electrocardiogram. The preparticipation physical
   53  evaluation form must also and shall include information
   54  concerning alternative cardiovascular evaluation and diagnostic
   55  tests. Results of such medical evaluation must be provided to
   56  the school. A student is not eligible to participate, as
   57  provided in s. 1006.15(3), in any interscholastic athletic
   58  competition or engage in any practice, tryout, workout, or other
   59  physical activity associated with the student’s candidacy for an
   60  interscholastic athletic team until the results of the medical
   61  evaluation have been received and approved by the school.
   62         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.