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Concussion Law: Know the Facts
Posted January 17, 2023
Details about the Ohio Concussion Law
Prohibits athletes to practice or compete in interscholastic athletics until they have submitted a signed form stating that their parents or guardians have received a concussion and head injury information sheet created by the state Department of Health.
Requires youth sports organizations to provide the concussion and head injury information sheet to parents and guardians of those wanting to practice or compete in their athletic activities.
Prohibits individuals from coaching or refereeing in a youth sports organization without successfully completing a free online training program every three years in recognizing the symptoms of concussions (posted on the Ohio Department of Health’s website) or holding a Pupil Activity Permit from the state Board of Education.
Requires individuals wanting to coach interscholastic athletics to hold a Pupil Activity Permit. Coaches that already have a current permit must present evidence that they successfully completed the free online training program in recognizing the symptoms of concussions and head injuries, or completed a training program authorized and required by an organization that regulates interscholastic conferences or events in order to renew their permit (renewal occurs every three years).
Directs individuals wanting to referee interscholastic athletics to either hold a Pupil Activity Permit for coaching interscholastic athletics or successfully complete the free online training program every three years in recognizing the symptoms of concussions and head injuries.
Requires coaches and referees to remove an athlete exhibiting signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with havin sustained a concussion or head injury from practice or competition in both interscholastic and youth sports.
Prohibits the athlete to return to play on the same day he/she is removed.
The athlete cannot return until cleared by a physician or other healthcare provider (such as an athletic trainer or nurse practitioner) working in consultation with or under the supervision of a physician.