Daily Compliance Item- 3.24.16- 17.1.5, Mandatory Medical Exams

The athletic trainers at Ocean State University (OSU) would like to have all of the 2015-16 NLI signees undergo the required mandatory medical exams prior to arriving on OSU’s campus for summer school and/or preseason practice.

Can OSU pay the expenses associated with these exams?

Yes with conditions. NCAA Staff Interpretation- 3/23/16- Staff Interpretation

Expenses Related to Mandatory Medical Examination and Sickle Cell Solubility Test (I)– states that an institution may pay the cost of a mandatory medical exam or sickle cell solubility test for a prospective student-athlete who has signed a National Letter of Intent or the institution’s written offer of admission and/or financial aid or after the institution has received his or her financial deposit in response to its offer of admission.
[References: NCAA Bylaws (exception — after commitment), 13.2.1 (general regulation), 17.1.5 (mandatory medical examination) and (sickle cell solubility test)]

Jennifer M. Condaras
Associate Commissioner
BIG EAST Conference

The opinions expressed in the Daily Compliance Item are the author’s and the author’s alone, and are not endorsed by The BIG EAST Conference, JumpForward, or the Collegiate Sports Group of Bond, Schoeneck, and King. The Daily Compliance Item is not a substitute for a compliance office, case specific research, or the NCAA Bylaws. Do some homework, ask around, and get it right.

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