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Sports Exams

The WSMA recommends that pre-participation sports physical examinations be conducted at least every two years in the medical home using the current edition of the Pre-participation Physical Evaluation (PPE) monograph, and that the pre-participation exam is not a substitute for the annual comprehensive health examination. (Res A-3, A-11)

The WSMA encourages parents to get their student's PPE in their medical home and to make those appointments well in advance of the start of the school year. (Res A-3, A-11)

The WSMA encourages primary care physicians to eliminate barriers to accommodating timely PPE in medical homes. (Res A-3, A-11)

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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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