Concussion bill passes in the state legislature

Louisiana Politics

POSTED: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 4:38pm

UPDATED: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 10:00am

Concussion bill

The Youth Concussion Act cleared the legislature today and is on Governor Jindal's desk.

If signed into law, coaches, volunteers, parents and players will all receive tips on how to spot potential brain injuries, and what to do before getting back in the game. The cost of the mail-outs are covered entirely by donations.

The most significant change under the legislation - coaches will have to bench a player if he or she suspects a concussion. The player then has to be cleared by a doctor before returning to the next game or practice.

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