Since the start of the 2015-2016 school year, the New Jersey Scholastic Student-Athlete Safety Act has required healthcare providers who perform mandatory annual physical exams for student-athletes in grades six through 12 to complete the Student-Athlete Cardiac Assessment professional development module (PD module). In order to comply with this requirement, healthcare providers must verify completion of the PD module by signing a certificate of completion.
When you schedule your child’s sports physical, please verify that the healthcare provider who will perform the exam has completed the PD module and signed the certificate of completion. (Simply ask if the healthcare provider has completed the Student-Athlete Cardiac Assessment professional development module and, if you receive an affirmative answer, you are all set; Blair Academy does not require submission the certificate of completion). If the healthcare provider has not completed the PD module, your child’s participation on an athletic team may be delayed until he or she can be examined by a provider who has completed the module.
Feel free to bring this communication to your healthcare provider at the time of your child’s physical so that he or she is aware of the regulations we must follow in order for our students to meet eligibility requirements for participation in sports.
For your convenience, Riverside Urgent Care in nearby Hackettstown offers sports physicals performed by healthcare providers who have completed the PD module. The physicals are available for a fee of $30 per student, and no appointment is necessary. You can make arrangements to be seen at Riverside Urgent Care when your child arrives in New Jersey. If you are not accompanying your child to Blair, we can help to coordinate transportation. Please contact the health center at email@example.com if you need assistance with making these arrangements.
If your child will receive his or her sports physical at Riverside Urgent Care, he or she must bring the following items:
- Photo ID (for example, a driver’s license or valid passport
- Completed sports physical forms
- $30 fee (check or credit cards are accepted; the fee must be paid during the visit)
- Parent authorization form to be presented at the front desk
- Address and phone number in the U.S. for demographics
If you would like to make arrangements at Riverside Urgent Care on your own, please contact the center at:
Riverside Urgent Care
228 Mountain Ave.
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Phone: (908) 852-2470
Fax: (908) 850-1730
Please note that Blair Academy is not affiliated with Riverside Urgent Care.
As always, if you have any questions regarding this communication or any other student health issue, please contact the health center at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist you.