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General Assembly



February Session, 2010

LCO No. 5319



Offered by:



REP. KLARIDES, 114th Dist.

REP. CONWAY, 61st Dist.

SEN. LOONEY, 11th Dist.

SEN. GAFFEY, 13th Dist.

SEN. FASANO, 34th Dist.

To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 456

File No. 408

Cal. No. 424

Strike line 41 in its entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof: "(2) On or before July 1, 2011, and annually thereafter, the State Board of Education, in"

Strike lines 58 to 77, inclusive, in their entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"Sec. 2. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2010) (a) (1) The coach of any intramural or interscholastic athletics shall immediately remove any student athlete participating in intramural or interscholastic athletics who (A) is observed to exhibit signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion following an observed or suspected blow to the head or body, or (B) is diagnosed with a concussion, regardless of when such concussion or head injury may have occurred.

(2) The coach shall not permit such student athlete to participate in any supervised team activities involving physical exertion, including, but not limited to, practices, games or competitions, until such student athlete receives written clearance to participate in such supervised team activities involving physical exertion from a licensed health care professional trained in the evaluation and management of concussions. "

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. (Effective from passage) The Department of Education shall consider a coach of intramural or interscholastic athletics as having successfully completed the initial training course regarding concussions and head injuries required pursuant section 1 of this act if such coach completes a course that is offered by the governing authority for intramural and interscholastic athletics and is substantially similar, as determined by the department, to the training course required pursuant to section 1 of this act, provided such substantially similar course is completed on or after January 1, 2010, but prior to the date the State Board of Education approves the training course pursuant to section 1 of this act. "