i am a nurse in new york state. i was wondering if anyone can help me with how to handle expired physicals and having to exclude students from gym due to not having an up to date physical in their record. i was told that physicals last one year and if the students don't have an up to date one then they are not allowed to participate in gym. now my boss is upset and wants me to talk to the gym coaches about it because she doesn't understand why they should be excluded from gym. i told her that they are probably concerned that they will get hurt and since we don't have an up to date physical we may not know of all the existing health conditions. when i said this she became visibly disturbed and said that she couldn't disagree with me more and feels that the coaches are trying to "dump" them out of gym. on schoolhealthservicesny.com i read that new york state law says that physicals expire in one year plus one month from the date they were performed. this is the rule that i would like to enforce because i need to stay compliant with new york state law.
what is your policy on out dated physicals and how do you handle your boss asking you to do something you don't feel comfortable with?