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MN Concussion Law

MN Concussion Law Announcement

Minnesota Legislature's New "Concussion Law" Requires Online Training for All Coaches and Officials and Concussion Education for all Parents and Athletes Starting this Fall

The Minnesota Legislature recently passed a "Concussion Law" which requires any municipality, business, school district or nonprofit organization that organizes a youth athletic activity and charges a fee to follow the statute's requirements, including implementing concussion training and education to improve player safety and establish safe return-to-play policies for athletes who sustain a concussion.

The law mandates that:

  • All coaches (head and assistants) and officials receive concussion training and education by September 1, 2011, and then at three-year intervals thereafter.
  • Coaches must remove an athlete from activity if they exhibit signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion and/or are suspected of sustaining a concussion.
  • The law also requires a doctor's signature to return to play if an athlete is removed due to a concussion or is showing signs or symptoms of a concussion.


 

  

Parents and athletes do not have to complete the training but should access and review the concussion awareness and educational information available at CDC's website:
http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/youth.html

COACHES:  PLEASE DO NOT DO THE CONCUSSION TRAINING THROUGH THE CDC.  WE HAVE ANOTHER PROGRAM IN PLACE.  

This link is for educational purposes only.

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