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See where your state stands on concussion law

Joe Frollo Sun, 04/21/2013 - 2:19pm

As of Jan. 30, 2014, lawmakers in every state have lined up behind the players and their parents to help make the game safer.

All 50 states states and Washington, D.C., have passed laws protecting student-athletes from returning to play too soon after suffering the effects of a concussion. 

Through education and proper medical treatment, the goal is to better understand and recognize concussion and its symptoms in order to help athletes return safely to competition.

USA Football's Certified Coaching Education Program, employed by youth football coaches in all 50 states, includes chapters on concussion awareness and management as well as hydration and proper equipment fitting. Health and safety videos also are available at USA Football's Health and Safety page.

Click here to see a list of legislative updates from all 50 states and whether those laws have the support of the NFL.

Click here for an interactive national map from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that tracks state traumatic brain injury laws.

Here is a list of states that have enacted concussion laws. Click on the states' names to read more.