1104C 95th Legislative Session 528
Introduced by: Representative Frye-Mueller
An Act to limit the scope of medical information that may be required as a condition of participation in sanctioned activities.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:
Section 1. That a NEW SECTION be added:
13-36-15. Student medical information--Release--Limitations.
Except as otherwise provided in this section, the board of a school district may not require that, as a condition of a student's participation in any activity sanctioned by an association meeting the requirements of § 13-36-4, the student's parent provide the district with a signed document authorizing a health care provider to release or disclose the student's medical information.
The board of a school district may require that, as a condition of a student's participation in any activity sanctioned by an association meeting the requirements of § 13-36-4, the student's parent provide to the district a copy of the student's physical examination form, signed by a doctor of medicine, a doctor of osteopathy, a doctor of chiropractic, a nurse practitioner, or a physician assistant, and if a physical examination is not required on an annual basis, the student's annual interim pre-participation medical history form, signed by the student's parent and certifying that the student is physically able to participate in an activity.
Information provided under this section is deemed to be part of the student's educational record and may be utilized by school district personnel only to:
(1) Verify the student's physical ability to participate in a sanctioned activity;
(2) Identify any limitations on the student's physical ability to participate in a sanctioned activity; and
(3) Participate in any of the student's treatment protocols, provided the protocols are determined by a health care provider working under the provider's scope of practice and the participation is at the direction of the provider.
Section 2. That a NEW SECTION be added:
13-36-16. Disclosure of information—Conditions.
Nothing in § 13-36-15 limits the ability of an athletic trainer or any other health care provider, who is employed by, under contract to, or otherwise enlisted or permitted by a school or school district to provide health care to students participating in a sanctioned activity from disclosing information regarding the health or health care of a student provided:
(1) The athletic trainer or other health care provider, in his or her professional judgement, determines that the disclosure is in the best interest of the student; and
(2) The person to whom the information is disclosed has a direct and relevant involvement in or need to know about the health or health care of the student.
Catchlines are not law. (§ 2-16-13.1) Underscores indicate new language.
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