Deal to sign youth athlete concussion bill - CBS46 News

Deal to sign youth athlete concussion bill

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTA (AP) -

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is scheduled to sign a bill requiring young athletes to be pulled from games and medically examined if they're believed to have suffered a concussion.

Deal is slated to sign the bill Tuesday morning at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite.

The legislation would require primary and secondary schools to create a policy intended to minimize serious injuries from concussions, including distributing to parents an information sheet describing the risks of concussions and head injuries.

Most states have adopted rules similar to Washington state, which set a national standard in 2009 with a law named for a 16-year-old who suffered a life-threatening brain injury after returning to play football after a concussion.

Copyright 2013 Associated Press.  All rights reserved. 

Powered by WorldNow
CBS Atlanta
Powered by WorldNow
All content © 2000-2014 WorldNow and WGCL-TV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.