Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Florida Becomes First State To Require High School Athletes Educate Themselves On Concussion Risks.

NPR (8/31, Sussingham) reports the Florida High School Athletic Association passed a new rule this summer requiring all athletes “watch a video about concussions and sign a form saying they understand concussion risks.” This makes Florida schools the first in the nation to take this step, and football programs “are already dealing with the extra paperwork.” Justin Harrison of the Florida High School Athletic Association explained the idea is to “educate as many people as possible, so that athletes — and not just coaches — can recognize concussion symptoms in other players.”

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