7.3.2 Accident Procedures
Driver Condition After an Accident
If the driver of a buggy involved in an accident is taken to the hospital due to severe injuries, that driver should not attempt to drive a buggy until they have received permission from their doctor that it is safe to do so. The Safety Chairman should verify that this permission has been received.
I think this will prove to be impractical. First of all, it creates work for doctors, who are already overwhelmed with all manner of regulatory red tape and bureaucratic effluvia. Moreover, such a document puts the legal liability on the doctor; ergo, no doctor will write such a letter until after the student graduates from CMU, just to be sure they don't get sued.
An alternative proposal: a letter of self-certification signed any driver who goes to the hospital before being allowed to participate. The self-certification would simply state that the undersign certifies they have no known medical condition or circumstance, or a restriction from a medical authority treating them, that would be an impediment to their safe operation of a Sweepstakes racing vehicle, and that they release and hold harmless CMU, Sweepstakes, BAA, Walt Disney, Snow White, and the Seven Dwarfs, if they get injured and were not truthful in signing the release form.
This is similar to pilots who self-certify for a Sports Pilot certificate, in lieu of a doctor's affirmative approval.