United Advanced Practice Registered Nurses of Georgia

Georgia High School Atheletic Association Rule Change

Posted about 8 years ago by Laura Searcy

  As is seen in the excerpt from the minutes below, the Georgia High School Athletic Association today changed their rules to be in compliance with House Bill 303. A MD stamp/co-signature is no longer required for sports physicals.

May 10, 2011
The called meeting of the State Executive Committee of the Georgia High School Association was convened for three
agenda items: change in physical exams regulation; report on public/private schools meeting; and Reclassifcation for
2012-13, 2013-14.
The meeting was called to order by President Gary Holmes, at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at the Macon Convention Centre, Macon, Georgia.
Invocation was given by Dr. Ralph Swearngin, Executive Director.

Dr. Swearngin and Skip Yow presented information to the Committee concerning the passage of House Bill 303
concerning who could sign physical exams. The motion was made to change the wording in the GHSA By-Law 1.41
as follows:
(B) The physical exam must be conducted by a licensed physician, doctor of Osteopathic medicine, nurse
practitioner, or physician's assistant.
(C) The exam must be signed by an M.D. or D.O., or by a physician's assistant or an advance practice
nurse who has been delegated that task by an M.D. or D.O.
MOTION PASSED (voice vote)


Laura Searcy APRN, BC
Health Policy Director
United Advanced Practice Nurses of Georgia