Chiropractors may now provide pre-participation sports physicals to children in the Wichita Falls Independent School District for all secondary grades.
The belated approval came Monday, just a few months after WFISD board members barred chiropractors from giving the same physicals.
Until Monday, WFISD approved only medical exams given by physicians, licensed physician assistants or registered nurse practitioners.
WFISD board members changed the policy in a 6-1 vote. Board member Allyson Flack cast the one dissenting vote.
The policy change became effective immediately, according to Kenny Catney, WFISD athletic director.
The new policy reflects the same rules practiced by the University Interscholastic League.
During the years, chiropractors have had an in-and-out relationship with WFISD, according to board member Reginald Blow. This was the second time in his tenure that he’s voted on letting chiropractors examine students.
In past years, chiropractors were approved to give sports physicals to junior high students only. (more…)