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Understanding Waivers

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Dr. JoAnn Eickhoff-Shemek
32 minutes
Understanding Waivers reviews the requirements of a valid waiver (contract) and explains howand why waivers can serve as excellent legal protection for health/fitness organizations and theirprograms. The DVD features a detailed analysis of two legal cases involving waivers-one inwhich a waiver was upheld by the court and one in which it was not. The DVD also details thekey components of a valid waiver.

Among the topics covered:
  • Will the courts uphold waivers?
  • What is a waiver
  • The major causes of injuries
  • What kind of protection does a waiver provide
  • ACSM's six standards addressing risk management
  • Alternative forms
  • The best way to write a waiver
  • Tips to administer the waiver
Produced in cooperation with the American College of Sports Medicine.