The athletic trainers at Ocean State University (OSU) would like to have all of the 2016-17 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 13.02.12.1 (exception — after commitment), 13.2.1 (general regulation), 17.1.5 (mandatory medical examination) and 188.8.131.52 (sickle cell solubility test)]
Jennifer M. Condaras
Deputy Commissioner, NCAA Relations & Administration
Colonial Athletic Association
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