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Tue September 25, 2012
New legislation attempts to curtail concussions
Michigan's legislators have moved to protect student athletes from concussions. The AP has more:
The Senate on Tuesday passed measures requiring the Michigan Department of Community Health to develop educational materials and training for athletes, parents and coaches on concussion-related injuries and treatments.
The materials would identify the nature and risk of concussions and criteria for removing athletes from activity when they're suspected of having a concussion.
The legislation also would require coaches to immediately remove an athlete from play if a concussion is suspected and to let them return only after getting a health professional's written approval.
The bill passed through the House last week and awaits Governor Snyder's approval.
- Jordan Wyant, Michigan Radio Newsroom