The National Auto Sport Association is proud to announce significant updates to its medical process for the 2023 racing season. These changes aim to make it even more convenient for drivers to participate in NASA events while maintaining the highest safety standards.
In an effort to offer a more streamlined experience for qualified individuals, NASA is launching a new Self-Certification Process. This innovative process allows eligible drivers to self-certify their current medical status and past medical history without the need for a doctor visit. To take advantage of this service, simply complete the required forms and pay a $50 processing fee. The self-certification will be valid until the end of the current race season. NASA continues to recommend annual checkups with a doctor for all drivers.
Drivers should be aware of changes to EKG requirements beginning March 24, 2023. Previously, drivers age 45 or greater were required to submit a baseline 12-lead EKG tracing as part of their medical evaluation. In the updated process, this requirement will apply to drivers ages 55 and older. This change is designed to make it even easier for drivers to participate in NASA events while ensuring the safety of all members.
NASA is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable racing experience for all drivers, and these updates reflect the organization’s dedication to continually improving its processes. Gear up and race on!
Does this include HPDE drivers?
A click on the medical eval link gets you this:
Medical Application Form
For Competition Racing Only. If you are participating in HPDE, TT, TREC you DO NOT need to use this form.
HPDE drivers are not required to have a medical evaluation on record. This applies to race groups. Not saying you shouldn’t consider a sports physical before engaging in this type of activity, but it currently is not a requirement to attend the HPDE program with NASA.
I submitted an EKG last year….will I need another one or can I self certify that nothing has changed?
Sal, if you submitted one last year, and there have been no changes to your health, you are good. Be aware that if you are 55 or older, you will need to have a doctor examine you. The baseline EKG from last year is still good.
The release above says: “This innovative process allows eligible drivers to self-certify their current medical status and past medical history without the need for a doctor visit.”
However, I downloaded the form but it still requires a medical visit for completion and examination. Is this new process already implemented?
MGR, how old are you?
55 and older must still have a physical exam done by a doctor.
ok, no problem. I read the announcement as if only the EKG was required after 55 but you could still do the self-certification for the medical form online. Thanks for clarifying.
i also submitted a EKG few years ago and filled out the online medical and down loaded it .also requires me to see a doctor . age 59
I submitted my medical form right on March 24, 2023… Are you kidding? Who will pay me back for this useless medical exam now? haha…