The medical form was updated in 2017 when the current Registration Form was created to reduce duplication across the two forms. The revised medical form collects information in two parts:
- •The Health History is the first two pages and is completed by the athlete, parent or guardian prior to the exam. The health history is important for two reasons: (a) to have medical information on hand during training and competition, in case of a medical emergency; and (b) to ensure that the physician is informed of the athlete's health history when performing the exam.
- •The Medical Exam is the third page and is completed by a licensed health professional who is qualified to conduct physical exams and prescribe medications. The medical exam page indicates if the athlete has been cleared by a health professional to participate in Special Olympics sports. If an athlete requires further examination due to a concerning health issue before clearance can be determined, a referral form is available on the fourth page.
Customization of this form is not permitted.
This is the recommended Medical Form for all Programs. However, the revised Athlete Medical Form is not yet required in all situations. Learn more about when to use the revised Athlete Medical Form by clicking here.
You can also access a June 2016 webinar about the Medical Form here. NOTE: The formatting of the form highlighted in this webinar is slightly different than the 2017 version of the form.
NOTE: At this time there is no requirement to enter data into the Games Management System (GMS), although it is encouraged. Additionally, as we transition to the new Healthy Athlete Software (HAS), there is no requirement that data be entered into HAS for MedFest.
If you have questions, please contact the SOI Health Department (Peyton Purcell at firstname.lastname@example.org).