Bill Orders Guidelines for Youth Concussions

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Young athletes who suffer what appears to be a concussion or head injury would have to be immediately removed from the activity and not be allowed to return until examined by a health care provider and given written clearance under a bill up for hearing in the Legislature.

The bipartisan proposal was scheduled to be heard Tuesday by the Assembly's Education Committee.

The bill also orders the development of guidelines about the risk of concussion and head injury in youth athletic events. The proposal directs the state Department of Public Instruction to work on the guidelines and other information together with the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association.

The information would be for coaches, parents and guardians and athletes between the ages of 11 and 19.

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