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NJSIAA Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation (PPE) and Health History Questionnaire (HHQ) Update

The NJSIAA has solicited legislative action to waive the Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation (PPE) requirement for the 2020-2021 school year for any student-athlete that had a PPE completed during the 2019-2020 school year. This proposal applies to any student-athlete at any grade level. The proposal has been introduced by the Senate (Bill #2518) but it has not been able to be introduced by the Assembly yet…we have been told it will be introduced on June 11, 2020. Once both chambers introduce the legislation it can be added to the voting calendar, and we continue to relay the importance of the timing of this proposal to our member schools. As soon as we have a confirmed voting date, we will post that information. In the meantime, please note that both chambers have bi-partisan support for the proposal and we anticipate that it will pass and go to the Governor for his final signature. However, we cannot officially confirm that the PPE requirement is waived for the 2020-2021 school year until the votes occur.

Meanwhile, the Health History Questionnaire (HHQ) will be required to be completed by a parent/guardian prior to the start of each season. In consultation with the Department of Education, the NJSIAA's COVID-19 Medical Advisory Task Force submitted COVID-19 related questions to be added to the HHQ. The updated form is currently under final review within the Department of Education. We will post the updated HHQ as soon as we receive word that it is approved.


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