Concussion Management

Concussion Information –

The Governor has signed a Bill (HB 3061) that went into effect July 1, 2013.

HB 3061 is the Concussion Bill and has a direct impact on all SCHSL member schools as they prepare for athletics.  A summary of the Bill is included for your review:

An act to amend the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, by adding section 59-63-75 so as to require the Department of Health and Environmental Control, in consultation with the Department of Education, to post on its website nationally recognized guidelines and procedures concerning the management of concussions sustained by student athletes, to require each local school district to develop its own guidelines and procedures based on the model guidelines and procedures, to require an information sheet on concussions and brain injury be provided to certain persons each year who participate in athletics, to require the removal from play and evaluation of a student athlete believed to have sustained a concussion during play, to allow for the evaluation to be undertaken by certain trained persons, to provide limited liability for certain trained persons who evaluate student athletes, to provide a student athlete removed from play and evaluated may not return to play until he has received written medical clearance by a physician, and to define necessary terms.

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