New Illinois law protects student athletes who have concussions

July 30, 2011
Injured must get medical clearance before returning to competition

From The Chicago Tribune: Illinois student athletes from elementary to high school now have better safeguards against concussion injuries. A law signed by Gov. Pat Quinn--effective immediately--says that student athletes with concussions must get medical approval before resuming play. The law also requires education for coaches, parents, referees and players about concussion symptoms.

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