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Washington Concussion Laws

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

ACTIVITY: Interscholastic athletic activities

ACTION TAKEN: Immediate removal

TRAINING/EDUCATION: School districts board of directors and state interscholastic activities association develop concussion guidelines and educational programs for coaches, athletes and parents or legal guardian. Athlete and parent or legal guardian must annually sign a form acknowledging receipt and understanding of information on concussions.

RELEASE AUTHORIZATION: A licensed healthcare provider who has received training specifically dealing with brain injuries and/or concussions