Concussion Legislation Page
Major Tenets of Concussion Legislation
Based on the main principles of the Zackery Lystedt Law model legislation
- Inform and educate youth athletes, their parents and guardians and require them to sign a concussion information form;
- Removal of a youth athlete who appears to have suffered a concussion from play or practice at the time of the suspected concussion; and
- Requiring a youth athlete to be cleared by a licensed health care professional trained the evaluation and management of concussions before returning to play or practice.
National Strategy for Serious Injury Reduction in Amateur Sport Act (Bill C319) not likely to become law
(Text of the bill is here)
Bill M 206
Bill No. 63
Bill 39, Education Amendment Act (Concussions), 2012
Ontario Government Proposes New Concussions Legislation
States with Enacted Legislation Targeting Youth Sports-Related Concussions
National Conference of State Legislatures
Summary Matrix of State Laws Addressing Concussions in Youth Sports
Network for Public Health Law
Protecting Student Athletes from Concussion Act of 2011 (H.R. 469)
Implementing Laws & Policies
Implementing Return to Play: Learning from the Experiences of Early Implementers
Implementation of State Youth Concussion Laws
Get a Heads Up on Concussion in Sports Policies
Tomei KL, Doe C, Pestigiacomo CJ, Gandhi CD.
Comparative analysis of state-level concussion legislation and review of current practices in concussion. Neurosurgical Focus 33(6):E11, 2012.