NFHS/PIAA Skin Form Required for participants with skin lesions
"If there is any question at all, it's probable gonna need a form."
Please read and understand the following from the NFHS Rule Book
ART. 3 . . . If a participant is suspected by the referee or Coach of having a communicable skin disease or any other condition that makes participation appear inadvisable, the Coach shall provide current written documentation as defined by the NFHS or the state associations, from a licensed physician of medicine or osteopathic medicine (MD or DO) stating that the suspected disease or condition is not communicable and that the athlete’s participation would not be harmful to any opponent. This document shall be furnished at the weigh-in for the dual meet or Tournament. The only exception would be if a designated on-site meet licensed physician of medicine or osteopathic medicine (MD or DO) is present and is able to examine the wrestler either immediately prior to or immediately after the weigh-in. Covering a communicable condition shall not be considered acceptable and does not make the wrestler eligible to participate.
ART. 4 . . . If a designated on-site meet licensed physician of medicine or osteopathic medicine (MD or DO) is present, he/she may overrule the diagnosis of the licensed physician of medicine or osteopathic medicine (MD or DO) signing the medical release form for a wrestler to participate or not participate with a particular skin condition.
ART. 5 . . . A contestant may have documentation from a licensed physician of medicine or osteopathic medicine (MD or DO) only indicating a specific condition such as a birthmark or other non-communicable skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, and that documentation is valid for the duration of the season. It is valid with the understanding that a chronic condition could become secondarily infected and may require reevaluation. Once a lesion is considered non-contagious, it may be covered to allow participation.
Coaches Clearances - REQUIRED
All coaches must complete and clear both the Child Abuse and Criminal Background Checks.
For coaches to get child abuse and criminal record clearances for the Keystone League use the following links:
Pennsylvania State Police Access to Criminal History (Criminal Background Clearance)
- Click on the "New Record Check - Volunteers Only" portion of the website
Pensylvania Child Welfare Information Solution (Child Abuse History Clearance)
- HAVE AN ACCOUNT ? Click on the Individual Login Button if you already have done this before
- NEW ACCOUNT? Click on the Create Individual Login Button if you have never done this before