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Youth Sports Concussion Safety Laws: Arizona

On April 21,2011, Arizona enacted became the fifteenth state in the nation to enact a comprehensive youth sports concussion safety law since May 2009.

Youth Sports Concussion Safety Laws: North Dakota

On April 21, 2011, North Dakota governor Jack Dalrymple signed Senate Bill 2281 into law requiring that all schools in the state that sponsor or sanction athletic activities adopt a concussion management program and outlining the specific requirements that must be included in the program.  North Dakota became the fourteenth state to enact a strong youth sports concussion safety law since May 2009.

Youth Sports Concussion Safety Laws: Iowa

On April 7, 2011, Iowa governor Terry Brandstat signed the state's youth sports concussion safety law into law.  It will take effect July 1, 2011.

Paper and Pencil Neuropsychological Testing for Concussions: Valuable But Come with Limitations

Pencil and paper neuropsychological tests have proven useful for identifying cognitive deficits resulting from concussions, and have been available to sports medicine clinicians for years but have a number of limitations.

Computerized Neurocognitive Testing: Important Role in Concussion Evaluation, Return To Play Decision

Computerized neuropsycognitive testing for concussions has become increasingly popular in recent years and have been shown to have value in making the all-important return to play decision.

Concussions In Hockey: Playing It Safe In Youth, High School And College Games

The National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN) and National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) have created a 12-minute educational video titled "Concussions in Hockey: Signs, Symptoms and Playing Safe" which is available for free download online.

Recovering from Concussion: Teachers Play Important Role

Students with a concussion may have difficulty retaining new information and retrieving information when needed. To help a student remember better, here's a list of "Top 10" cognitive strategies for parents to give to teachers.

Youth Sports Concussion Safety Laws: Wyoming

Wyoming's youth sports concussion safety law (Chapter 190) was signed into law by the governor on March 10, 2011. Unlike stronger concussion laws passed in other states, the Wyoming law does not, among other things, require removal of athletes from games or practices if they are suspected to have suffered a concussion, or require medical clearance before return to play.

Youth Sports Concussion Safety Laws: Idaho

A weak youth sports concussion safety law (Chapter 294) was signed into law by the governor of Idaho on April 11, 2010.

Youth Sports Concussion Safety Laws: Utah

In March 2011, Utah governor Hebert signed the state's Protection of Athletes with Head Injuries Act into law requiring amateur youth sports organizations to adopt a concussion policy, provide the policy to parents, obtain their written consent before an athlete is allowed to participate, and establishing removal and return to play rules.
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