Concussion Laws and Student Athletes
All 50 states and Washington, D.C., have youth concussion laws focused on letting young athletes heal. The specific laws vary from state to state. BIAC was instrumental in drafting and supporting CT legislation. Concussions can occur in any sport or recreation activity. Parents, coaches, athletic trainers, school nurses, teachers, advisors, physicians, and athletes need to know the signs and symptoms of concussion and what to do if a concussion is suspected. BIAC has always recognized the importance of keeping your brain safe, and continuously strives to raise awareness about the prevention of brain injury, including concussions. BIAC was instrumental in drafting and supporting 2010 concussion legislation, An Act Concerning Student Athletes and Concussions, as well as 2014 legislation, An Act Concerning Youth Athletics and Concussions. It is important that parents and athletes understand the signs and symptoms of concussion and sign a concussion policy statement at the beginning of each sports season. BIAC offers concussion trainings aimed at raising awareness about concussion in youth sports. Help us raise awareness about concussion by sharing these publications with your parents, coaches, athletic trainers, teachers, advisors, physicians, and athletes that you know.