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Senate Bill 0093

Senate Bill 0093

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF SB93 (Updated April 26, 2011 3:39 pm - DI 84)

Concussions and head injuries in student athletes. Requires the department of education, in consultation with specified persons, to disseminate guidelines, information sheets, and forms to school corporations for distribution to schools 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 high school student athlete and the student athlete's parent 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. Requires that a high school student athlete who is suspected of sustaining a head injury or concussion 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 in good faith and gratuitously, 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.
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