N.J. Panel Targets Sports Injuries
Rule Would Boost Safeguards in Student-Athlete Head Injuries
The governing body for New Jersey high school athletics is proposing a regulation requiring those who sustain a concussion to get a certified physician’s approval to return to game action.
The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association made the proposal during a hearing of the state Assembly’s education committee last week, and is expected to adopt the regulation next month.
The proposal drew praise from U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-N.J., who sponsored federal legislation in 2008 aimed at protecting student-athletes from...
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