Concussion Laws Aimed at Student-Athletes Spread
With research mounting on the dangers of student-athlete concussions, a majority of states have ramped up their legislative efforts to get concussion-management laws on the books.
By the time high school football practice kicked off toward summer’s end, 31 states and the District of Columbia had passed a student-athlete concussion law. Eleven more have similar legislation pending. In late February, only 11 states had such laws.
“It is only a matter of time until there are data showing how these state concussion laws are preventing catastrophic injuries, saving lives, and preventing chronic outcomes from repeated concussion,” said Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz, the director of the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center at the University of North...
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