Health Care Provider Information

Health Care Providers:

What licensed health care providers can provide clearance for an athlete to return to play in the same contest in which he/she was removed for a possible head injury?

  • Physicians licensed to practice medicine in all its branches in Illinois (MD/DO)
  • Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC)

In the event one of the above designated health care providers is not able to clear an athlete to return to play in the contest he/she was removed for a possible head injury, the student athlete can NOT return to play in that contest and becomes subject to the IHSA Return to Play Policy.

What licensed health care providers can provide the necessary written clearance for student athletes to return to play after suffering a concussion or being removed from a interscholastic contest for a possible head injury and not cleared to return to that same interscholastic contest?

  • Physicians licensed to practice medicine in all its branches in Illinois (MD/DO)
  • Certified athletic trainers (ATC) working in conjunction with a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches in Illinois

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