N.H. Code Admin. R. Pol 301.04

Current through Register No. 19, May 9, 2024
Section Pol 301.04 - Physical Examination

Each applicant shall meet the following requirements relative to the applicant's physical examination:

(a) Each uncertified person employed as a police or corrections officer, after being issued a conditional offer of probationary employment by the hiring authority, shall undergo a physical examination by a New Hampshire licensed physician. For the purposes of this rule, "licensed physician" shall also include a licensed health care provider;
(b) The examination shall be conducted in order to provide all of the information specified on the council form "D";
(c) The licensed physician shall provide on council form "D" the following:
(1) Name, date of birth, height, and weight of examinee;
(2) Results of a visual acuity test on the examinee;
(3) Lung breath sounds and rales;
(4) Date of chest X-ray, if given;
(5) Blood pressure, pulse rate, and heart sounds and rhythm at rest, after moderate exercise and 3 minutes after exercise;
(6) Results of nervous system tests including Romberg and knee-jerk tests;
(7) Examination of the eyes, ears, nose, throat and teeth, and any abnormalities noted;
(8) Mobility, symmetry and posture of the musculoskeletal system, including spine, upper and lower extremities, with notation of any limited function or missing parts;
(9) Any physical, mental or emotional conditions which in the opinion of the physician suggest further examination;
(10) A certification that the examining physician has no reservations about the examinee's ability to participate without restrictions in a rigorous physical training program or perform the duties of a police or corrections officer, as appropriate;
(11) Name, address and signature of physician; and
(12) Date of examination;
(d) Council form "D" shall also contain a report of medical history section which shall be completed by the examinee;
(e) The medical history section of the Form "D" shall include information regarding:
(1) Examinee's name;
(2) History of prior diseases;
(3) Hospitalizations;
(4) Medical treatment;
(5) Allergies, including any allergies that require special attention, such as, but not limited to, food and bee stings;
(6) Medical disabilities;
(7) Illnesses or injuries; and
(8) Suicide attempt;
(f) The examinee shall sign a release on the form to allow doctors, hospitals or clinics involved in treatment of the examinee to release the examinee's medical transcript to the council. It shall also contain a section where the examining physician may enter any comments on the reported medical history, and the name, address and signature of the examining physician.

N.H. Code Admin. R. Pol 301.04

#1534, eff 2-17-80; ss by #1988, eff 3-25-82; ss by #2783, eff 7-27-84; ss by #4437, eff 6-22-88; ss by #5836, eff 6-15-94; ss by #7302, eff 6-8-00; ss by #9168, INTERIM, eff 6-3-08, EXPIRES: 11-30-08; ss by #9224, eff 8-1-08; amd by #9400, eff 2-27-09

Amended by Volume XXXVI Number 49, Filed December 8, 2016, Proposed by #12041, Effective 11/16/2016, Expires 11/16/2026.

The amended version of this section by New Hampshire Register Volume 39, Number 16, eff. 2/27/2019 is not yet available.