Disabled Sports USA Waiver Policy – Use and Instructions

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All staff, participants, instructors and volunteers are required to sign a Disabled Sports USA Waiver & Release of Liability Form once annually.  Anyone who does not sign the liability waiver cannot be permitted to participate.

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A current sample copy of the Disabled Sports USA Waiver can be found here.  This waiver is only a sample because language varies based on state law.  Chapters participating in the Disabled Sports USA insurance program must use the most recent waiver provided to them by DSUSA to ensure they are properly protected.

Samples of properly signed waivers can be viewed here:

Properly Signed Adult Waiver

Properly Signed Minor Waiver

Properly Signed Legally Incapacitated Adult Waiver

The following guidelines designate proper waiver protocol:

  • Waivers must be signed in blue or black ink
  • Waivers must include a printed name, signature and date
  • Waivers must be signed manually (scans, faxes and  electronic signatures are not acceptable)
  • Anyone 17 years of age or younger must have a parent, legal guardian, or legal representative sign the waiver on their behalf
  • Anyone 18 years of age or older who has a cognitive disability that renders their sole signature non-binding on the waiver agreement (legally incapacitated) must have a parent, legal guardian, or legal representative sign the waiver on their behalf
  • Waivers cannot be modified in any way
  • Original waivers for adults should be maintained for a minimum of 7 years
  • Original waivers for minors should be maintained for a minimum of 25 years
  • When possible, scanned copies of the waiver should be kept on file indefinitely
  • Media Release Form signatures are optional
    • When a participant does not sign the Media Release Form, all quotes, photos, videos and any likeness bearing images of that individual cannot be used for promotional materials


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