Senate File 87 - Introduced SENATE FILE 87 BY BROWN A BILL FOR An Act relating to student cardiac evaluations during physical 1 examinations required to partake in school athletics. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 1674XS (1) 90 dg/jh
S.F. 87 Section 1. Section 280.13, Code 2023, is amended to read as 1 follows: 2 280.13 Requirements for interscholastic athletic contests and 3 competitions. 4 1. A public school shall not participate in or allow 5 students representing a public school to participate in any 6 extracurricular interscholastic athletic contest or competition 7 which is sponsored or administered by an organization as 8 defined in this section , unless the organization is registered 9 with the department of education, files financial statements 10 with the department in the form and at the intervals prescribed 11 by the director of the department of education, and is in 12 compliance with rules which the state board of education adopts 13 for the proper administration, supervision, operation, adoption 14 of eligibility requirements, and scheduling of extracurricular 15 interscholastic athletic contests and competitions and the 16 organizations. 17 2. Rules adopted by the state board of education pursuant 18 to this section shall require that physical examinations of 19 students taken as a prerequisite to participate in athletic 20 contests and competitions include a cardiac evaluation. 21 3. For the purposes of this section “organization” means 22 a corporation, association, or organization which has as one 23 of its primary purposes the sponsoring or administration 24 of extracurricular interscholastic athletic contests or 25 competitions, but does not include an agency of this state, 26 a public or private school or school board, or an athletic 27 conference or other association whose interscholastic contests 28 or competitions do not include more than twenty-four schools. 29 EXPLANATION 30 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 31 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 32 Currently, students who wish to participate in 33 interscholastic sports activities are required by department 34 of education rule to receive a physical examination annually 35 -1- LSB 1674XS (1) 90 dg/jh 1/ 2
S.F. 87 to determine that the student may safely engage in athletic 1 competition. This bill requires rules adopted by the state 2 board of education to require that physical examinations of 3 students must include a cardiac evaluation if the examination 4 is taken as a prerequisite to participate in athletic contests 5 and competitions. 6 -2- LSB 1674XS (1) 90 dg/jh 2/ 2