Sunset Commission Votes to Recommend that Chiropractors be Removed from Performing School Physicals
Thursday, August 14, 2014 11:34 AM
On Wednesday August 13, 2014, the Sunset Commission reviewed and voted on their recommendations for the University Interscholastic League.
As part of this vote, State Representative Four Price, vice-chair, introduced a “modification” to the recommendation that "would require the pre-participation evaluation form required for each student participating in a UIL athletic activity to be signed by a licensed physician, physician assistant, or advanced nurse practitioner, as well as the student and the student’s parent or guardian and direct the UIL to amend its contest rules accordingly.” The effect of this modification of the Sunset Commission's report on the UIL is "what that does is it eliminates chiropractors, a group that is conducting those physicals right now." *
The modification was adopted by the Sunset Commission by a vote of 7 in favor and 5 agains. Both the chair and vice-chair voted in favor of the modification.
In favor of removing chiropractors from UIL pre-participation were: