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Concussion Education

On April 8, 2011, the Nebraska Legislature passed the Concussion Awareness Act on a vote of 43- 0. The Concussion Awareness Act became effective in Nebraska on July 1,2012. The goal of the Act is to provide a consistent means to identify and manage concussions and help ensure the safety of those involved in youth sports.

The Concussion Awareness Act contains the three tenets of model legislation as described by the Brain Injury Association and the National Football League.

  1. Education: Coaches, Parents and Student Athletes
  2. Removal from Play – If a concussion is reasonably suspected
  3. Clearance by a Licensed Health Care Professional

Click on the link below for more information from the Nebraska Department of Education.

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