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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Concussions and head injuries in student athletes. Requires the department of education, consulting with an association that conducts, organizes, sanctions, or sponsors interscholastic high school athletic events as the association's primary purpose, to develop and disseminate guidelines, information sheets, and forms to inform and educate coaches, student athletes, and parents of student athletes of the nature and risk of concussions and head injuries. Requires that a student athlete and the student athlete's parent must be given information concerning head injuries and concussions and return a form acknowledging receipt of the information to the student athlete's coach each year before beginning practice for a sport. Provides that a student athlete who is suspected of sustaining a head injury or concussion must be removed from play at the time of the injury. Provides that the student athlete may not return to play until the student athlete has been evaluated and received written clearance from a licensed health care provider trained in evaluating head injuries. Provides that a health care provider who as a volunteer provides head injury evaluations to student athletes has immunity from civil liability for acts or omissions arising from the evaluations, except for gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct.