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The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) is pleased to introduce the IIHF Medical Care Guide, to be used by organisers and medical personnel in the preparation of a complete medical program at all IIHF events. The guide - which will be continuously updated - is designed to provide medical care details, guidelines and instructions for the effective operation of medical programs at ice hockey competitions and championships, and allow leagues, clubs, teams and players to compete in a safe and healthy environment.This IIHF Medical Care Guide is intended to provide the necessary medical information to ensure the health and safety of the athletes and officials in the sport of ice hockey.Below you can find links to pdf files of the Medical Care Guide and as well as the Injury Reporting System (IRS) Form, the Spinal Injury Survey Form, the Agreement Statement of the Concussion in Sport Group, and the WADA Prohibited List.
IIHF Medical Regulations (updated October 2022)
IIHF Medical Care Guide (updated November 2020)


The International Ice Hockey Federation Medical Committee has prepared several documents and forms for use by physicians at World Championship events. Below are a few of the resouces for doctors working with ice hockey teams.
Spinal Injury Survey Form
Injury Report System Form
Injury Reporting System Analysis
Statement of the Concussion in Sport Group
Hotel Nutrition Requirements
NHL/NHLPA 2019 Concussion Education Video
A 13-minute video produced by NHL Studios in conjunction with the National Hockey League and NHL Players’ Association created to help players, parents, coaches and team medical staff at all levels of hockey recognize the signs and symptoms of concussion and better understand how to proceed when a player is suspected to have suffered a concussion.
17 SEP 2019


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