State law addresses concussions/return to play.
Utah Administrative Code R277-614-4. LEA Responsibilities.
(3) An LEA's policy shall include: (a) direction to agents to remove a student from a sporting event if the student is suspected of sustaining a concussion or a traumatic head injury; (b) the prohibition of the continued participation of a student removed under Subsection (3)(a) until the student is evaluated by a trained qualified health care professional; (c) a written statement from a trained health care provider clearing a student removed under Subsection (3)(a) to resume participation in a sporting event; (d) adequate training for agents, consistent with their involvement and responsibility for supervising students in sporting events and physical education classes, about traumatic head injuries and response to suspected student injuries, consistent with the law; and (e) a requirement of notice at least annually to parents of students who participate in sporting events, to be acknowledged by a parent in writing, of an LEA's traumatic head injury policy. (4) An LEA shall post the policy required under Subsection (2) on the LEA's website where the information will be readily accessible to the public and to parents.
Utah Code 26-53-301 Removal of child suspected of sustaining concussion or a traumatic head injury -- Meidcal clearance required before returning to participation
(1) An amateur sports organization, and each agent of the amateur sports organization, shall:
- (a) immediately remove a child from participating in a sporting event of the amateur sports organization if the child is suspected of sustaining a concussion or a traumatic head injury; and
- (b) prohibit the child described in Subsection (1)(a) from participating in a sporting event of the amateur sports organization until the child:
- (i) is evaluated by a qualified health care provider who is trained in the evaluation and management of a concussion; and
- (ii) provides the amateur sports organization with a written statement from the qualified health care provider described in Subsection (1)(b)(i) stating that:
- (A) the qualified health care provider has, within three years before the day on which the written statement is made, successfully completed a continuing education course in the evaluation and management of a concussion; and
- (B) the child is cleared to resume participation in the sporting event of the amateur sports organization.