In an attempt to further raise concussion awareness and prevention, a youth concussion bill has been proposed in Wisconsin. The bill, which is currently stalled in the state’s Senate, would develop guidelines and provide other information to educate coaches, student-athletes and their parents about the risk of concussion and head injury in youth athletic activities.
The bill would also set forth rules for removing individuals who are suspected to have sustained a concussion or head injury from play. The bill would also require that these same individuals be evaluated by and receive written clearance from a trained health-care provider before returning to play.
The bill is supported by the NFL, the Green Bay Packers and a variety of medical groups who plan to hold a news conference later this month in order to bolster support for the bills final passage.