"Physician Release for Wrestler to Participate With Skin Lesion(S) Template - Ihsaa"

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PHYSICIAN RELEASE FOR WRESTLER 
TO PARTICIPATE WITH SKIN LESION(S)
 
 
Name: _____________________________________________
Date of Exam: ___ / ____ / ___
Mark Location AND Number of Lesion(s)
Diagnosis __________________________________________
__________________________________________________
Location AND Number of Lesion(s) ______________________
__________________________________________________
Medication(s) used to treat lesion(s): ______________________
__________________________________________________
Date Treatment Started: ___ / ____ / ____
Form Expiration Date: ___ / ____ / ____
Earliest Date may return to participation: ____ / ____ / ____
Provider Signature ________________________________________ Office Phone #: ______________________
Provider Name (Printed or Typed) _______________________________________________________________
(M.D. or D.O.)
Office Address_______________________________________________________________________________
Note to Appropriate Health Care Professionals.: Non-contagious lesions do not require treatment prior to return to participation (e.g. eczema, psoriasis, etc.). Please
familiarize yourself with NFHS Rules 4-2-3, 4-2-4 and 4-2-5 which states:
“ART. 3 . . . If a participant is suspected by the referee or coach of having a communicable skin disease or any other condition that makes
participation appear inadvisable, the coach shall provide current written documentation as defined by the NFHS or the state associations,
from an appropriate health-care professional stating that the suspected disease or condition is not communicable and that the athlete’s
participation would not be harmful to any opponent. This document shall be furnished at the weigh-in for the dual meet or tournament.
The only exception would be if a designated, on-site meet physician is present and is able to examine the wrestler either immediately prior
to or immediately after the weigh-in. Covering a communicable condition shall not be considered acceptable and does not make the
wrestler eligible to participate.”
“ART. 4 . . . If a designated on-site meet physician is present, he/she may overrule the diagnosis of the appropriate health-care
professional signing the medical release form for a wrestler to participate or not participate with a particular skin condition.”
“ART. 5 . . . A contestant may have documentation from an appropriate health-care professional only indicating a specific condition such
as a birthmark or other non-communicable skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, and that documentation is valid for the duration
of the season. It is valid with the understanding that a chronic condition could become secondarily infected and may require re-
evaluation.”
Once a lesion is not considered contagious, it may be covered to allow participation.
Below are some treatment guidelines that suggest MINIMUM TREATMENT before return to wrestling:
Bacterial Diseases (impetigo, boils): To be considered “non-contagious,” all lesions must be scabbed over with no oozing or discharge and no new lesions should
have occurred in the preceding 48 hours. Oral antibiotic for three days is considered a minimum to achieve that status. If new lesions continue to develop or drain
after 72 hours, CA-MRSA (Community Associated Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) should be considered and minimum oral antibiotics should be
extended to 10 days before returning the athlete to competition or until all lesions are scabbed over, whichever occurs last.
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PHYSICIAN RELEASE FOR WRESTLER 
TO PARTICIPATE WITH SKIN LESION(S)
 
 
Name: _____________________________________________
Date of Exam: ___ / ____ / ___
Mark Location AND Number of Lesion(s)
Diagnosis __________________________________________
__________________________________________________
Location AND Number of Lesion(s) ______________________
__________________________________________________
Medication(s) used to treat lesion(s): ______________________
__________________________________________________
Date Treatment Started: ___ / ____ / ____
Form Expiration Date: ___ / ____ / ____
Earliest Date may return to participation: ____ / ____ / ____
Provider Signature ________________________________________ Office Phone #: ______________________
Provider Name (Printed or Typed) _______________________________________________________________
(M.D. or D.O.)
Office Address_______________________________________________________________________________
Note to Appropriate Health Care Professionals.: Non-contagious lesions do not require treatment prior to return to participation (e.g. eczema, psoriasis, etc.). Please
familiarize yourself with NFHS Rules 4-2-3, 4-2-4 and 4-2-5 which states:
“ART. 3 . . . If a participant is suspected by the referee or coach of having a communicable skin disease or any other condition that makes
participation appear inadvisable, the coach shall provide current written documentation as defined by the NFHS or the state associations,
from an appropriate health-care professional stating that the suspected disease or condition is not communicable and that the athlete’s
participation would not be harmful to any opponent. This document shall be furnished at the weigh-in for the dual meet or tournament.
The only exception would be if a designated, on-site meet physician is present and is able to examine the wrestler either immediately prior
to or immediately after the weigh-in. Covering a communicable condition shall not be considered acceptable and does not make the
wrestler eligible to participate.”
“ART. 4 . . . If a designated on-site meet physician is present, he/she may overrule the diagnosis of the appropriate health-care
professional signing the medical release form for a wrestler to participate or not participate with a particular skin condition.”
“ART. 5 . . . A contestant may have documentation from an appropriate health-care professional only indicating a specific condition such
as a birthmark or other non-communicable skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, and that documentation is valid for the duration
of the season. It is valid with the understanding that a chronic condition could become secondarily infected and may require re-
evaluation.”
Once a lesion is not considered contagious, it may be covered to allow participation.
Below are some treatment guidelines that suggest MINIMUM TREATMENT before return to wrestling:
Bacterial Diseases (impetigo, boils): To be considered “non-contagious,” all lesions must be scabbed over with no oozing or discharge and no new lesions should
have occurred in the preceding 48 hours. Oral antibiotic for three days is considered a minimum to achieve that status. If new lesions continue to develop or drain
after 72 hours, CA-MRSA (Community Associated Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) should be considered and minimum oral antibiotics should be
extended to 10 days before returning the athlete to competition or until all lesions are scabbed over, whichever occurs last.
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Herpetic Lesions (Simplex, fever blisters/cold sores, Zoster, Gladiatorum): To be considered “non-contagious,” all lesions must be scabbed over with no oozing or
discharge and no new lesions should have occurred in the preceding 48 hours. For primary (first episode of Herpes Gladiatorum), wrestlers should be treated and
not allowed to compete for a minimum of 10 days. If general body signs and symptoms like fever and swollen lymph nodes are present, that minimum period of
treatment should be extended to 14 days. Recurrent outbreaks require a minimum of 120 hours or five full days of oral anti-viral treatment, again so long as no new
lesions have developed and all lesions are scabbed over.
Tinea Lesions (ringworm scalp, skin): Oral or topical treatment for 72 hours on skin and 14 days on scalp.
Scabies, Head Lice: 24 hours after appropriate topical management.
Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye): 24 hours of topical or oral medication and no discharge.
Molluscum Contagiosum: 24 hours after curettage.
 
Revised/Approved by NFHS SMAC - April 2010
 
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