Health History Update
Athletic Physical Form with Cardiac Sign-Off
The incidence of sudden cardiac death (SCD) among student athletes, often due to undetected heart conditions, has caused great concern throughout NJ. In response to this serious problem and in an effort to increase awareness and emphasize prevention of possible sudden death of young athletes, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed P.L. 2009, Chapter 260.
The law established the New Jersey Student Athlete Cardiac Screening Task Force.
The Task Force has completed the portion of its mandate to develop an informational brochure about sudden cardiac death for distribution to all districts in the state. Attached to this Physical Form is this brochure and sign-off for reviewing it.