Chapter 4731-31 Return of Athlete to Practice or Competition

4731-31-01 Requirements for assessing and granting clearance for return to practice or competition.

(A) A physician holding a current license to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery issued under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code meets the minimum education requirements to assess and clear athletes for return to practice or competition under section 3313.539 or 3707.511 of the Revised Code.

(B) A physician shall diagnose and treat concussions and determine the return-to-play protocol for athletes under section 3313.539 or 3707.511 of the Revised Code in accordance with the "Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sports" issued by the "4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport" held in Zurich, November 2012. (Available from the website of the state medical board of Ohio at: med.ohio.gov.)

(C) A physician shall use the model form developed by the Ohio youth sports concussion and head injury return-to-play guidelines committee to document written clearance for the return to practice or competition. The model form may be found on the website of the Ohio department of health at:http://www.healthy.ohio.gov/vipp/concussion.aspx.

Effective: 9/18/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/18/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3707.521 ; 4731.05
Rule Amplifies: 3313.539 ; 3707.511