Medical Care After Eligibility

When a student-athlete's playing eligibility expires or their participation is terminated, it is the student-athlete's responsibility to report to their respective Certified Athletic Trainer within 10 weeks of the date of their exhaustion of eligibility or termination for an exit evaluation. At this time the student-athlete has the opportunity to declare any athletic related injuries they feel are not totally resolved, consult with a team physician and plan any additional medical care needed to treat injuries sustained as a result of participation in Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Minnesota.

If the student-athlete does not report for the exit evaluation within 10 weeks of the date of their exhaustion of eligibility or termination, it will signify closure of the student-athlete injury/illness file and the University of Minnesota's financial responsibility for any future medical costs.

If a University of Minnesota Team Physician determines that further medical care is needed, the student-athlete has six months to arrange and receive this care. All services rendered must be coordinated through the University of Minnesota Team Physicians or Certified Athletic Trainers and the student-athlete must have usable health insurance at the time services are rendered. The University of Minnesota Athletics Department will not pay for treatment of injury/illness (athletic related or not) if the student-athlete does not have usable health insurance.

If a student-athlete terminates his/her intercollegiate participation to pursue a professional, Olympic, or other post-collegiate sport experience, and/or passes a pre-participation physical examination for a professional, Olympic or post-collegiate team, this will signify termination of the Athletic Department's customary financial support and medical responsibility for all of the student-athlete's medical issues (injury and/or illness).

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