To address a student’s medical condition (for example, asthma, life threatening allergies, diabetes, epilepsy, heart disorders, concussion) teachers/coaches must refer to the school/school board’s medical condition protocols and/or individualized student Plan of Care. For sample protocols, consult:
Parents/Guardians must be informed of the following:
If a student misses a physical education class/practice or game due to an injury or illness requiring professional medical attention (for example, medical doctor, chiropractor, physiotherapist), parents/guardians must communicate with the teacher/coach giving the student permission to return to physical activity. For a sample form, consult the Sample Return to Physical Activity (Non-Concussion Medical Illness/Injuries).
Parents/guardians must provide a return to physical activity plan for students returning to activities with injuries/illness (for example, spinal injuries, fractures, torn ligaments or mononucleosis).
Any student playing with a cast must provide a doctor’s note or parent/guardian signed permission indicating it is safe for the student to participate. Casts/orthopedic devices must not present a safety concern to the student or other participants. Modifications should be made if required. An exposed orthopaedic apparatus must be soft or padded and must be approved by the teacher/coach prior to the commencement of the activity.