Congress Considering Student Athlete Concussion Legislation

Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Congress is considering implementing guidelines to instruct school districts in handling student athletes recovering from concussions, according to a report from The Washington Post.

Nine states have already passed laws addressing concussions. The legislation recently introduced to Congress by the House Education and Labor committee would prohibit athletes from recreational and school sports until they have been evaluated and received clearance from a healthcare provider.

The legislation also includes a plan to help students suffering from concussions return to the classroom and scholastic programs to aid those with difficulty recovering.

Read the report from The Washington Post about concussion legislation.

Read other coverage on concussions:

- Pennsylvania House of Representatives Passes Safety in Youth Sports Act

- Cleveland Clinic Conducts Research on Equipment for Concussion Prevention

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