Interactive Maps: State Laws Concerning Sport-Related Concussions among Youth
By the beginning of 2013, a total of 49 states and the District of Columbia had legislation to prevent concussions and to limit further injury to student athletes who sustain concussions, with most of these laws mandating that student athletes who experience a concussion be removed from play and obtain a health care provider’s permission before returning to play.
To see the components of your state’s law, hover over it with your cursor. To read the law itself, click on the state to view the state’s legislation page.
Sources: National Conference of State Legislatures Traumatic Brain Injury Legislation webpage; Network for Public Health Law Concussions in Youth Sports Summary Matrix webpage; NFL Concussion Legislation by State webpage.
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