Texas House Approves Student Concussion Bill

AUSTIN (AP) – The Texas House wants schools to develop protocol for identifying and overseeing concussions sustained by student athletes.

The vote Wednesday would require districts to have a concussion oversight team of medical professionals and a district athletic trainer. Members of the team would be trained in the evaluation, treatment and oversight of concussions.

Students would also have to be removed immediately from a competition or practice if it is reasonably believed that they suffered a concussion.

The student would have to be cleared by a physician — not a coach — to return to play.

Rep. Walter Price said he wants his bill to raise awareness to the issue because often symptoms of a concussion go unrecognized.

The bill would be named “Natasha’s Law” after an athlete who sustained five concussions.

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  1. curious says:

    Is it too late for some of the Legislators in Austin? They were suffering from head concussions before they were elected now there is MASSIVE HEAD TRUAMA setting in on them. They are doing everything but looking for ways to get TEXAS SOLVENT AGAIN. Some more feel good legislation( hey LQQK at us we care about KIDS)we arent good at problem solving but we care about children. When is the American people going to wake up to their SCAMS?

  2. HeadKrack says:

    WOW!

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