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Can a parent legally override a team physician's decision to not allow a child to return to sports?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
7 doctors agree
In brief: No
The team physician is a representative of the school district and follows their guidelines.
It is a privilege to play on a school team and not a right. The point though is answering the question as to why you would let them play if the doctor thinkes there is a problem! why risk their health?

In brief: No
The team physician is a representative of the school district and follows their guidelines.
It is a privilege to play on a school team and not a right. The point though is answering the question as to why you would let them play if the doctor thinkes there is a problem! why risk their health?
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: At your own risk
Such behavior could easily be considered medical neglect and subject the parent to a visit from child and family services.
If the parent were to hide the information from the team officials or school, they could be held legally responsible for any injury or other negative event associated with their choice.Talk with an attorney.

In brief: At your own risk
Such behavior could easily be considered medical neglect and subject the parent to a visit from child and family services.
If the parent were to hide the information from the team officials or school, they could be held legally responsible for any injury or other negative event associated with their choice.Talk with an attorney.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: legal issue
This is a legal question.
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In brief: legal issue
This is a legal question.
You can ask it on avvo.Com to get input from an attorney.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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