State law addresses concussions/return to play.
Concussion Recognition and Management
This course provides Nebraska health care professionals with an overview and gudie for best practices in concussion recognition and management to ensure every child who sustains a concussion in Nebraska receives care and management according to current best practices, and addresses return to play and return to learn policies.
Nebraska Revised Statutes 71-9104 Schools; duties; participant on athletic team; actions required; notice to parent or guardian; effect of signature of licensed health care professional.
(2)(a) A student who participates on a school athletic team shall be removed from a practice or game when he or she is reasonably suspected of having sustained a concussion or brain injury in such practice or game after observation by a coach or a licensed health care professional who is professionally affiliated with or contracted by the school. Such student shall not be permitted to participate in any school supervised team athletic activities involving physical exertion, including, but not limited to, practices or games, until the student (i) has been evaluated by a licensed health care professional, (ii) has received written and signed clearance to resume participation in athletic activities from the licensed health care professional, and (iii) has submitted the written and signed clearance to resume participation in athletic activities to the school accompanied by written permission to resume participation from the student's parent or guardian.
(b) If a student is reasonably suspected after observation of having sustained a concussion or brain injury and is removed from an athletic activity under subdivision (2)(a) of this section, the parent or guardian of the student shall be notified by the school of the date and approximate time of the injury suffered by the student, the signs and symptoms of a concussion or brain injury that were observed, and any actions taken to treat the student.