Medical Screening Manual

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Table of Contents

Background Information

Medical Examination and Evaluation Protocols

Chapter I: Cardiovascular System

Cardiovascular System (pdf) - revised 2014

Chapter II: Dermatology

Dermatology (pdf)

  • Conditions of Concern
  • Implications for Job Performance-Dermatology
  • General Screening Recommendations
  • Evaluation of Common Clinical Syndromes-Dermatology
  • References-Dermatology

Chapter III: Endocrine System

Endocrine System (pdf) - revised 2004

  • Implications for Job Performance-Endocrine System
  • General Screening Recommendations
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Parathyroid Disorders
  • Hyper and Hypothyroidism
  • Adrenal Disorders
  • References-Endocrine System

Chapter IV: Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal (pdf) - revised 2001

  • Implications for Job Performance-Gastrointestinal
  • Hernias
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Peptic Ulcers
  • Hepatitis
  • References-Gastrointestinal

Chapter V: Hematology

Hematology (pdf) - revised 2015

  • Introduction-Hematology
  • Implications for Job Performance-Hematology
  • Medical Examination Guidelines and Evaluation Criteria
  • Common Clinical Syndromes
    • Anemia
    • Bleeding and Clotting Disorders
  • References-Hematology

Chapter VI: Oncology

Oncology (pdf) - revised 2001

  • Implications for Job Performance-Oncology
  • General Screening Recommendations
  • Evaluation of a Candidate with a History of Tumor or Malignancy
  • References-Oncology

Chapter VII: Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases (pdf)

  • Implications for Job Performance-Infectious Diseases
  • General Screening Recommendations
  • HIV
  • Chronic Viral Hepatitis
  • Tuberculosis
  • References-Infectious Diseases

Chapter VIII: Musculoskeletal

Musculoskeletal (pdf) - revised 2015

  • Implications for Job Performance-Musculoskeletal
  • General Screening Recommendations
  • Cervical Pain, Radiculopathy, and Neck Surgery
  • Lumbar Pain, Radiculopathy, and Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Deformity (Scoliosis)
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Miscellaneous Lumbar Spine Conditions
  • Meniscal Injuries
  • Loose Body in the Knee
  • Patellofemoral Problems
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Instability
  • Collateral Ligament Instability
  • Shin Splints [Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS)]
  • Ankle Instability
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Separation
  • Anterior Shoulder Subluxation and Dislocation
  • Rotator Cuff Disease
  • Finger Amputations/Arthrosis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Retained Orthopedic Hardware
  • References-Musculoskeletal

Chapter IX: Neurology

Neurology (pdf) - revised 2001

  • Implications for Job Performance-Neurology
  • General Screening Recommendations
  • Cranial Defect
  • History of Seizure
  • Head Trauma Without History of Seizure
  • Primary Headache Disorders
  • References-Neurology

Chapter X: Respiratory System

Respiratory System (pdf) - revised 2014

Chapter XI: Vision Guidelines

Vision Guidelines (pdf) - revised 2020

Chapter XII: Hearing Guidelines

Hearing Guidelines (pdf) - revised 2001

  • Importance of Hearing to Patrol Officers
  • Implications for the Pre-Placement Screening of Peace Officers
  • General Screening Recommendations
  • Abnormal Audiogram
  • Use of Hearing Aids
  • Retrocochlear Conditions
  • References-Hearing Guidelines

Appendix A: Medication-Related Impairment

Medication-Related Impairment (pdf)

Appendix B: Participating Medical Specialists

Participating Medical Specialists (pdf)

Appendix C: Medical History Statement

Medical History Statement (2-252) (pdf)

Appendix D: Medical Examination Report

Medical Examination Report (2-253) (doc)

Medical Suitability Declaration

Medical Suitability Declaration (2-363) (pdf)