Laws and Rules

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.

Concussion Experts Praise, Criticize NJSIAA Guidelines

A panel of renowned medical experts in the field of sports related concussion both praised and criticized the recent concussion policy introduced by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) at a sports concussion summit.
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