Student Well-Being

Calif. Toughens Student-Athlete Concussion Law

By Bryan Toporek — August 23, 2012 1 min read

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law legislation that requires youth athletic coaches to undergo concussion training, amending the state’s youth-concussion law passed in 2011.

As originally passed, the law contained all three provisions of the NFL’s model concussion legislation: Parents or guardians were required to sign concussion-information forms before their children could participate in school sports; any student-athlete suspected of a concussion had to be immediately removed from play; and such student-athletes couldn’t return to play until cleared by a licensed medical professional.

Like a law recently passed in New Hampshire, California’s original measure did

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.