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CONCUSSION TRAINING

posted Jun 28, 2017, 9:28 AM by SDPW webmaster   [ updated Jun 28, 2017, 9:29 AM ]


CONCUSSION TRAINING

1)  An athlete who is suspected to have sustained a concussion or other head injury during a practice or game must be (1) removed from the activity for the remainder of the day; and (2) evaluated by and receive written clearance from a licensed health care provider before returning to the activity;

2)  If a licensed health care provider determines an athlete has sustained a concussion or other head injury, that athlete must complete a graduated return-to-play protocol of no less than 7 days under the supervision of a licensed health care provider;

3)  If the athlete who sustained a concussion or other head injury is under 18 years old, the youth sports organization must notify the athlete’s parent or guardian of (1) the time and date of the injury; (2) the symptoms observed; and (3) any treatment provided for the injury;

4)  Each year, before being allowed to participate in practice or competition, each minor athlete and that athlete’s parent or guardian, must sign and return a concussion and head injury information sheet;

5)  Annually, each league must offer and, before being allowed to supervise an athlete in an activity of the organization, each coach and administrator must successfully complete, a concussion and head injury education course; and

6)  The youth sports organization must maintain procedures to ensure compliance with the (1) requirements for providing the concussion and head injury education and information sheet; and (2) athlete removal provisions and return-to-play protocols.


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