The Pennsylvania House is expected to approve today legislation that would decrease the risk of concussion in student athletes.
The Safety in Youth Sports Act would require all schools to educate their athletes about concussions and coaches to undergo a concussion management course and remove players from a game when symptoms of a head injury are present. A health professional would have to clear that athlete to play before he or she can return to the game.
The Patriot-News reports the House will review changes to the bill today, and the legislation is expected to reach Gov. Tom Corbett’s desk.