By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Concussion bill signed
Placeholder Image

Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday singed House Bill 284, which develops policies for youth athletes who suffer concussions during a game, according to a news release.
HB 284 requires local boards of education, governing bodies of nonpublic schools and governing bodies of state charter schools to implement a concussion policy that will:
•Provide a concussion form to parents and guardians
•Youth athletes shall be removed from the activity if they exhibit signs or symptoms of a concussion
•If a youth athlete is determined to have a concussion, they shall not return to play until they have received clearance from a medical provider
In addition, public recreation leagues are also required to provide a concussion form to parents and guardians, and it is strongly encouraged that they also apply the above components to their programs.

Sign up for our e-newsletters