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Alabama Concussion Laws

AFFECTED PARTY: Youth athletes

ACTIVITY: Youth athletic activities

ACTION TAKEN: Immediate removal

TRAINING/EDUCATION: Athlete and parent or legal guardian must annually sign a form acknowledging receipt and understanding of information on concussions. Coaches must complete annual training.

RELEASE AUTHORIZATION: A youth athlete who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or brain injury in a practice or game shall be immediately removed from participation (that day) and not allowed to return to play until evaluated by a licensed physician and until the athlete receives written clearance to return to play from a licensed physician