Orange County REQUIRES High School Athletes to get ELECTROCARDIOGRAM
Orange County Public Schools, Florida
Students who want to participate in OCPS Athletics programs have been informed that they must complete a physical each year.
NEW for the 2021-22 school year, electrocardiogram (ECG) screenings are REQUIRED for high school students wishing to participate in athletic programs. ECG screenings are for helping identify athletes who are at risk for sudden cardiac arrest, which authorities now claim is the leading cause of death in athletics.
ECGs will be required of all high school student-athletes prior to the start of their 2021-2022 FHSAA season. Through local medical providers and organizations, ECGs will be offered on high school campuses.
Florida High School Athletic Association