New Concussion Law in Effect
It has become the number one topic among athletes–young and old–and athletic department administrators across the country. It is the concussion. As more and more cases of concussion are being reported and evaluated New York State has passed the Concussion Management Awareness Act which, according to YNN, states that “Anyone suspected of a concussion must be immediately removed from play. And they’re not allowed to return until they’re symptom free for 24 hours and cleared by a doctor.”
“The number of children each year who suffer brain injuries, such as concussions, is alarming,” Senator Kemp Hannon (R, C, I, – Garden City) said. “New York needs legislation to outline rules and regulations for the treatment and monitoring of students with mild traumatic brain injuries, and that’s exactly what my legislation provides.”
It used to be that if an athlete received a blow to the head it would be described as “having your bell rung”. Thank goodness those uniformed days are past and the real problem can be addressed.