State law addresses concussions/return to play.
Minnesota Statutes 121A.38 Concussion Procedures.
Subdivision 2. School-sponsored sports. (d) A coach or official shall remove a youth athlete from participating in any youth athletic activity when the youth athlete:
- (1) exhibits signs, symptoms, or behaviors consistent with a concussion; or
- (2) is suspected of sustaining a concussion.
(e) When a coach or official removes a youth athlete from participating in a youth athletic activity because of a concussion, the youth athlete may not return to the activity until the youth athlete:
- (1) no longer exhibits signs, symptoms, or behaviors consistent with a concussion; and
- (2) is evaluated by a provider trained and experienced in evaluating and managing concussions and the provider gives the youth athlete written permission to again participate in the activity.
(f) Failing to remove a youth athlete from an activity as required under this section does not violate section 604A.11,subdivision 2 , clause (6), consistent with paragraph (g).