NFL, NATA Join to Promote Concussion Awareness Legislation

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The National Football League and the National Athletic Trainers' Association are joining efforts to promote legislation that will raise awareness and protect youth athletes from the risk of concussion, according to a NATA news release.

The legislation promoted by these organizations includes concussion education for athletes, parents and coaches on an annual basis, immediate removal of athletes who appear to have suffered concussions during games or practice and mandatory clearance of these athletes by trained healthcare professionals before returning to play.

Washington, Oregon, New Mexico, Virginia, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Connecticut and New Jersey have already enacted adequate concussion awareness and prevention laws, according to the organization.

Read the NATA news release on concussion legislation.

Read other coverage on concussions:

- NHL Concussion Prevention Rule 48 Prohibits Blindside Hits to the Head

- New Jersey Law Will Require Concussion Education, Physicians Notes for Student Athletes

- Surgeons, NFL Leaders Discuss Concussion Prevention

NFL, NATA Join to Promote Concussion Awareness Legislation

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