2.20 - ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES
2.21 The administrative head of each school shall have on file in the school office:
- a certificate of an annual physical examination given by a licensed medical physician, a doctor of Osteopathic medicine, nurse practitioner or a physician’s assistant indicating the student is approved for participation in athletic activities before that student may try-out, participate in practice, conditioning drills or summer activities, or participate in interscholastic contests (see By-Law 1.41).
- a written Emergency Action Plan for athletic practices and games. This plan must include responses to natural disasters, serious illnesses/injuries, and terroristic events, and must have the involvement of local law enforcement agencies, rescue agencies, medical doctors and hospital personnel.
- The Emergency Action Plan (EAP) should include the following:
- The venue-specific EAP should be reviewed and rehearsed annually prior to each sport season. Recommended personnel include local Emergency Medical Services (EMC) school public safety officials, school administrators, on-site medical personnel or school medical staff (team physicians or athletic trainers) and all pertinent coaching staff members.
- The venue-specific EAP should be accessible to all involved in a potential emergent situation.
- All emergency equipment which is available onsite, including Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs), should be listed on the EAP.
- The EAP should identify key personnel and their responsibilities to carry out the plan of action with a designated chain of command.
- The EAP should contain appropriate contact information for the local and/or responding EMS personnel.
- The EAP should contain the facility address, GPS coordinates, location and contact information.
- A medical timeout is recommended prior to all GHSA sanctioned events to review the EAP