Thursday, February 07, 2013

Ohio Youth Sports Concussion Bill Soon to Take Effect

Effective April 26th of this year, young athletes in Ohio must immediately be pulled from a game if they exhibit symptoms of a concussion.

Sparked by increasing awareness of the long-ranging consequences of concussions, H.B. 143 requires education for coaches and referees, and states that players with concussions may not return to practice or games unless cleared by a physician.

More about H.B. 143

Guidelines at the Ohio Department of Health

Columbus Dispatch

Akron Legal News