Minnesota - Concussion/head injuries: Policy requirement

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

State law addresses concussions/return to play.

2018 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).

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