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Texas Concussion Laws

AFFECTED PARTY: Student athletes

ACTIVITY: Interscholastic 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 and any health care provider that serves on the concussion oversight committee must complete concussion training every two years. Athletic trainers must also complete a training. Every school district must have a concussion oversight committee.

RELEASE AUTHORIZATION: Licensed health care provider (MD, DO, PA, NP, AT, Neuropsychologist) AND a signed consent form from athlete and parent or legal guardian