Sun Devil Athletics Manual (SDA)



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Effective:07/01/2020

Revised:              

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SDA 112: Student-Athlete Medical Non-Counter Determinations

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Purpose

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To define the guidelines for determining medical non-counter status for SDA student-athletes. Student-athletes who are deemed to be medical non-counters are to receive their athletics scholarships without counting against NCAA team scholarship limits.

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Source

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National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) 

Sun Devil Athletics (SDA)

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Applicability

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Athletics coaches and staff, and student-athletes

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Policy

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  1. Criteria - To qualify for medical non-counter status, a student-athlete must be determined to have suffered an injury or illness such that he or she can never again participate in intercollegiate athletics as stated in NCAA Bylaw 15 of the Division I Manual.
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  3. Who makes the ultimate determination - The team physician has final decision-making authority as to whether a student-athlete has met the medical disqualification criteria. It is his or her responsibility to exercise independent professional judgment and objectivity when determining whether the criterion is met.
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  5. Physician’s discretion to seek outside expertise - If student-athlete’s injury or illness is determined by the team physician to be outside the physician’s practice scope or expertise, the physician, in the physician’s sole discretion, may allow a medical disqualification determination to be made by a non-ASU physician.
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  7. No undue influence - SDA coaches and staff are prohibited from attempting to influence any individual to support a medical disqualification when one is not justified under NCAA rules.
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  9. Signed acknowledgment of NCAA rules -The Medical Non-Counter Exception Form will be signed by the head coach and student-athlete indicating they understand the NCAA rules related to a student-athlete’s medical disqualification.
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