NEW MEXICO CHIROPRACTORS ARE APPROVED
TO DO SCHOOL PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS
The New Mexico Athletic Association Handbook, Section IV ~ Athletic By-Laws states in Section 4.16, "Interscholastic Eligibility: Physical Fitness: The student must be physically fit. This fitness must be based on a physical examination of the student occurring after April 1 and must be verified in writing by a licensed medical/osteopathic physician/physician's assistant or nurse practitioner to the extent authorized by their practice act and licensing authority. The physical is considered valid through the following school year. The certificate of examination must be on file in the member school office. This requirement applies to cheer/drill participants as well.
SBE Regulation No. 95-11, Section IV. A. also allows student fitness to be verified in writing by a licensed chiropractic physician to the extent authorized by their practice act and licensing authority."
16 NMAC 4.18. Title 16: Occupational and Professional Licensing, Chapter 4: Chiropractic Practitioners, Part 18: Practice Procedures can be reviewed by connecting with this link.
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