The purpose of the Medical Advisory Committee is to examine the health and safety of students involved in interscholastic activity participation. It is the goal of the committee to work cooperatively with the UIL Standing Committees and the UIL Legislative Council to address sports medicine issues as they impact rules and the health and safety of participants. The committee also works with other medical and paramedical organizations that can assist with our efforts. Finally, the committee develops position statements and guidelines to assist the UIL membership in making informed decisions concerning sports medicine issues. Any recommendations from this committee are presented to the UIL Legislative Council Committee.
2001 – Committee formed.
2003 – Recommend Concussion Management Protocol.
2005 – Required Concussion Management Protocol.
2005 – Implemented pre-season practice regulations.
2006 – Required all schools to have at least one AED on site.
2007 – Random steroid testing implemented.
2009 – Added safety training courses to online Rules Compliance Program.
2010 – Considered modification to Concussion Management Protocols based on emerging information.
2011 – Restricted practice length during two-a-days in pre-season.
2012 – Implementation of HB 2038 in regard to Prevention, Treatment, and Oversight of Concussions.
2013 – Sudden Cardiac Awareness form required by all participants.
2013 – Added UIL safety requirements for cheerleading.
2013 – Placed limits on full-contact practice in football.