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Youth Sports TBI Laws Map


Each year as many as 300,000 young people suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) from playing sports. TBIs can have serious short and long term health effects. Most states have adopted laws aimed at reducing harm from youth sports TBIs, and this portal is designed to identify and display key features of such laws.  

 

To explore these laws use the query box below. This page has been updated to reflect youth sports TBI laws effective as of October 1, 2013.

Related Resources

PHLR-funded Research: "Evaluation of a Law Mandating Reporting of Concussions by High School Athletes" 

 

Network for Public Health Law:  Youth Concussion Resources

 

 

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Has Youth Sports TBI Law

 
 
 

Requires Removal From Play if TBI Suspected

 
 
 

Requires Parental Notification of TBI Event

 
 
 

Specifies Return To Play Requirements

 
 
 
Requires Clearance by a Health Professional
 
 
Health Professional Trained in TBI Management
 
 
Clearance by a Medical Doctor
 
 
Requires Written Clearance
 
 

Requires Additional Training for Coaches

 
 
 

Requires Physical Distribution of Information Sheet

 
 
 
Parent's Signature Required
 
 
Student's Signature Required
 
 

Information Sheet Distributed on an Annual Basis

 
 
 
Requires Information Sheet be Updated
 
 
Sheet Updated Annually
 
 

Law Addresses Liability

 
 
 
Addresses Liability for Volunteers
 
 
Addresses Liability for Health Professionals
 
 
Addresses Liability for School District
 
 
Addresses Liability for School District Employees
 
 
Addresses Liability for Coaches or Team Officials
 
 
Addresses Liability For Other Non-Athlete Participants In Youth Sports
 
 

DEMO - WA