Laws and Rules

Youth Sports Concussion Safety Laws: Connecticut

Connecticut's youth sports concussion safety law was signed on May 18, 2010 by Governor M. Jodi Rell.

Youth Sports Concussion Safety Laws: New Jersey

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed the Garden State's youth sports concussion safety bill into law on December 7, 2010.

Youth Sports Concussion Safety Laws: Rhode Island

Rhode Island's youth sports concussion safety law took effect on July 7, 2010.

Youth Sports Concussion Safety Laws: New Mexico

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson signed arguably the country's toughest youth sports concussion safety law on June 1, 2010.

Youth Sports Concussion Safety Laws: Virginia

Virginia's youth sports concussion safety law was signed by Governor Bob McDonnell on April 11, 2010 and will become effective July 1, 2011.

Youth Sports Concussion Safety Laws: Oklahoma

Oklahoma's youth sports concussion safety statute, signed into law on May 14, 2010, is modeled on Washington's Zackery Lystedt Law.

Youth Sports Concussion Safety Laws: Oregon

Key provisions of Oregon's youth sports concussion safety law.

NFHS Free Online Concussion Safety Course Passes 1 Million Mark

The National Federation of State High School Associations' (NFHS) free online concussion safety course  "Concussion in Sports - What You Need to Know" has been taken by over 1 million people since it was introduced in 2010.

Youth Sports Concussion Safety Laws: Washington State

In May 2009, Washington State enacted the Zackery Lystedt Law, becoming the first state in the nation to enact a comprehensive youth sports concussion safety law. Forty-two states have since followed Washington's lead in passing strong concussion safety laws.

NJSIAA Concussion Guidelines Among Strictest in Country

The concussion identification, management and return-to-play policy statement of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) is among the strictest in the country, requiring a 12-day minimum return-to-play waiting period for any athlete suspected of having suffered a concussion.
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