The Physical Examination is to be completed every 2 years by a medical authority licensed to give physical examinations.
The Washington Interscholastic Activites Association (WIAA) regulation 17.11.0-17.11.6 requires that prior to the first participation in interscholastic athletics in a middle level school and prior to participation in a high school, a student shall undergo a thorough medical examination and be approved for interscholasic athletic competition by a medical authority licensed to perform a physical examination. For each subsequent twenty-four month period the student shall furnish a statement or physical examination form signed by a medical authority licensed to perform a physicial examination that provides clearance for continued athletic participation.This physical examination must include, but not necessarily be limited to:
A. Documentatoin of a detailed review of the student's medical history with special attention to presence or absence of cardiovascular/pulmonary risks and/or previous significant injury and rehabilitation.
B. Documentation of satisfactory examination of the cardiopulmonary system.
C. Documentation of satisfactory sport-specific orthopedic screening examination.
D. A statement by the examiner as to the fitness of the student to undertake the proposed athletic participation, together with suggestions for activity modification if necessary.