From Atkins Athletic Emergency Action Plan & Sports Medicine Policy and Procedure Manual, pg 29.
1.1 Clearance Notes – All student-athletes who receive medical care outside of Atkins High School Athletic Training facilities will be required to present a note from a Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO). Certain cases where a particular pathology requires a different medical professional’s care will be addressed on a case by case basis. The Head Athletic Trainer has the authority to overrule a medical clearance in cases of suspected “doctor shopping” or any case where in the athletic trainer’s discretion, the patient is not ready for return to play. An athletic trainer may not clear an athlete when a doctor has not cleared the athlete. Date of Effect: January 17th 2017