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Nebraska passes Concussion Awareness Act

McCook Daily Gazette Fri, 05/04/2012 - 9:54am

As of July 1, 2012, the Nebraska Concussion Awareness Act will become law. All public, private and parochial schools as well as organized youth sports sponsored by villages, cities, businesses or non-profit organizations for children ages 19 and under will be required to offer training regarding concussions to coaches.

Under the law, an athlete showing signs or symptoms of a concussion, thereby being "reasonably suspected" of having had a concussion, must be removed from participation and may not return until evaluated by a licensed health care professional.

This passage further strengthens the concussion law passed in Nebraska in 2011.

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