Bill To Boost Coach Training To Spot Student Concussions
Last month, California Assembly member Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward) introduced a bill (AB 1451) that would require high school coaches to receive additional sports medicine training for identifying concussions. A law (AB 25) passed in October 2011 that requires a physician's approval before high school athletes can resume play following a head injury does not apply to club competitions. As a result, observers say the measure sometimes leaves coaches responsible for recognizing concussion symptoms.
- "California's Concussion Law Puts Teams on the Spot" (Bohan, Contra Costa Times, 2/1).