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Concussion Laws For California

AFFECTED PARTY: Youth athletes and non-interscholastic youth sports programs

ACTIVITY: Youth athletic activities

ACTION TAKEN: Immediate removal; must wait minimum of 7 days before returning

TRAINING/EDUCATION: Athlete and parent or legal guardian must annually sign a form acknowledging receipt and understanding of information on concussions. Coaches, officials, administrators must successfully complete, at least once, concussion or head injury training. Education material provided annually – see sports medicine website.

RELEASE AUTHORIZATION: A licensed healthcare provider who has received training specifically dealing with brain injuries and/or concussions and must have written clearance from that healthcare provider.