State law addresses concussions/return to play.
Missouri Revised Statutes 167.765. Interscholastic youth sports brain injury prevention rulemaking authority — information distribution — removal of athletes from competition when.
- A youth athlete who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or brain injury in a practice or game shall be removed from competition at that time and for no less than twenty-four hours.
- A youth athlete who has been removed from play shall not return to competition until the athlete is evaluated by a licensed health care provider trained in the evaluation and management of concussions as defined in the guidelines developed under subsection 1 of this section and receives written clearance to return to competition from that health care provider.