1. The Medical Evaluation
This chapter will focus on the goals of the preparticipation physical evaluation (PPE) for athletes. It covers the variety of requirements, the wide support of the PPE from multiple medical entities, and the value of the event. It will also detail the legal considerations for rehabilitation specialists participating in the PPE. As with any medical interaction, there are legal ramifications. In this case, both HIPPA and FERPA are in play, and the viewer will gain insight into how they impact the PPE. The chapter will also cover the specific topic of right to play.