General practitioners see patients scroll by asking them, for September, for a medical certificate of aptitude for sport. However, this examination, not reimbursed, is valid for three years.
The Order was seized by general practitioners. They see patients parade who ask them, for September, a medical certificate of fitness for sport requested by their club or their sports federation. A request not necessarily necessary. Hence the development of Doctor François Simon, of the Order of Physicians. “The rule is that the sports code provides that the presentation of a medical certificate is compulsory every three years.”
The athlete who had this medical examination last year has a certificate which is still valid for two years.to franceinfo
“This is not an act reimbursed by Health Insurance so these are additional costs that many families or athletes would do without, adds Doctor Simon. And it is an activity that will occupy medical offices at a time when they are already overloaded. There is still circulation of the virus, there are delays in treatment due to the difficulties that there was access at the time of the Covid crisis. And we, we think, the doctors think, that’s an unnecessary request. “
The Order of Physicians has contacted the sports federations directly and hopes that the members themselves will also be able to recall these rules in their various clubs.