Pa. Senate approves Safety in Youth Sports Act

    The Safety in Youth Sports Act is on its way to Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett’s desk after getting approval from the state Senate. Passed last month by the House, the bill requires schools to educate athletes about concussions and mandates coaches undergo a concussion management course and remove players from a game when symptoms of a head injury are present.

    The Patriot-News reports the Senate unanimously approved the bill yesterday with the expectation that Corbett will sign it into law. Also under the act, parents of student athletes must review and sign every year a form detailing the risks of head injuries, and requires that a physician or neuropsychologist sign off on a player’s return to the field after a head injury.

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