Politics & Government
2:19 pm
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