Delaware enacts measures to protect student-athletes from repeated concussions

Governor Markell signs a bill into law today that addresses the problem of concussions in high school sports. 

The measure that passed this year in the Delaware General Assembly will require coaches at Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association member schools to undergo training in how to recognize symptoms of a concussion.  Also, parents and student-athletes will be required to sign and return an information sheet on the symptoms and risks of concussions before the start of each season.  The DIAA already has updated guidelines that require medical clearance before a student-athlete with concussion symptoms is allowed to return to competition – CLICK HERE.  NFL Vice President Jeff Miller and former Eagles player Vince Papale will appear at a bill-signing ceremony at Legislative Hall in Dover.

 

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