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Information on Compliance with HB204

Policies for the management of Concussion (Traumatic Brain Injury) in Recreation

Effective May 10, 2011 H.B. 204 directly affects youth sports and Traumatic Brain Injuries and requires that:

1) An informed consent must be signed annually by parents and youth athletes acknowledging the risk of head injury prior to practice or competition.

2) A youth athlete who is suspected of sustaining a concussion must be removed from play.

3) A youth athlete who has been removed from play must receive written clearance from a licensed health care provider prior to returning to play.

All that being said, below are some downloadable forms that may be helpful to you as a parent and/or a coach. Please take a look at this information and learn the signs and symptoms of concussion so that we can all keep our children and adult athletes safe.

Compliance Requirements
Signs & Symptoms
Athlete's Resource Fact Sheet
Coach's Brain Injury Resources
Parent's Resource Fact Sheet