Indiana - Concussion/head injuries: Policy requirement

Area: 
Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law addresses concussions/return to play.

Indiana Code 20-34-7-4 Player suspected of sustaining concussion or head injury; removal from play; prohibition against returning to play

Sec. 4. A student athlete who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury in a practice or game:

  • (1) shall be removed from play at the time of the injury; and
  • (2) may not return to play until the student athlete has received a written clearance under section 5(a) of this chapter.

Indiana Code 20-34-7-5 Health care provider's clearance necessary to return to play; volunteer health care provider immunity

Sec. 5. (a) A student athlete who has been removed from play under section 4 of this chapter may not return to play until:

  • (1) the student athlete:
    • (A) is evaluated by a licensed health care provider trained in the evaluation and management of concussions and head injuries; and
    • (B) receives a written clearance to return to play from the health care provider who evaluated the student athlete; and
  • (2) not less than twenty-four (24) hours have passed since the student athlete was removed from play.
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