Bill Status of HB1963 9th General Assembly
Short Description: PROTECTING STUDENT ATHLETES
Rep. Daniel J. Burke
| 1/8/2013||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Protecting Our Student Athletes Act. Provides that the Act applies to all schools and park districts within this State that operate or sponsor athletic programs or extracurricular activities. Requires the State Board of Education and park districts to develop and disseminate guidelines on policies to inform and educate coaches and athletes and their parents or guardians of the nature and risk of concussions, criteria for removal from and return to play, and the risks of not reporting the injury and continuing to play. Requires each school and park district to develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the guidelines, as well as the identification and handling of suspected concussions in athletes. Sets forth what the policies must require. Contains provisions concerning liability and records of compliance. Effective July 1, 2011.