Earlier this month, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction published the Sideline to Safety guidelines for youth athletic organizations. With the publication of the guidelines, the Wisconsin Concussion Law is now implemented. State Representative Garey Bies says that the law requires all youth athletic organizations to educate coaches, athletes and parents on the risks of concussions and head injuries….[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/garey2.mp3|titles=Garey Bies]
The law requires immediate removal of an individual from a youth athletic activity if symptoms indicate a possible concussion has been sustained….[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/garey1.mp3|titles=Garey Bies]
A person who has been removed from a youth athletic activity because of a determined or suspected concussion or head injury, may not participate again until he or she is evaluated by a health care provider and receives written clearance from the health care provider to return to the activity.
For more information on Wisconsin Concussion Law Act 172 – Statue 118.293 click http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2011/related/acts/172