Law Summary

 

  • Connecticut law requires the Board of Education to develop a concussion and head injury training course and refresher course.
  • Intramural and interscholastic coaches who hold coaching permits from the state Board of Education would be required to complete an initial concussion and head injury training course and then a refresher course every five years.
  • Intramural and interscholastic coaches must immediately remove a student athlete diagnosed with a concussion or observed exhibiting signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion.
  • A student athlete removed from play may not participate in supervised team activities without a written clearance from a licensed health care professional trained in the evaluation and management of concussions.

 

Here is the full language of the law

http://www.cga.ct.gov/2010/ACT/PA/2010PA-00062-R00SB-00456-PA.htm

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