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Concussions bill passes in Georgia House

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A new bill aimed at concussion education and protecting young athletes after they suffer a concussion passed in the Georgia House on Friday.

HB 284, also known as the "Return to Play Act of 2013," will require public and private schools that provide youth athletic activities to give information to parents on the nature and risk of concussion and head injury.

The bill also will require that schools establish concussion management and return to play policies.

The Georgia Concussion Coalition comprised of doctors, lawyers, lawmakers, athletic trainers and parents has pushed for two years to get a youth concussion bill passed.

A similar bill in the house failed in the past.

The bill now goes to the senate and, once passed, it will have to be signed by Gov. Nathan Deal.

Georgia is one of only six states without a youth concussion law.

CBSAtlanta.com will have more information as it becomes available.

To read a copy of the bill, click here.

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