Oregon - Concussion/head injuries: Policy requirement

Area: 
Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
statute; regulation
Summary: 

State law addresses concussions/return to play.

Oregon Revised Statutes 336.485 Concussions; training of coaches; participation by athletes; rules.

(3) Except as provided in subsection (4) of this section:

  • (a) A coach may not allow a member of a school athletic team to participate in any athletic event or training on the same day that the member:
    • (A) Exhibits signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion following an observed or suspected blow to the head or body; or
    • (B) Has been diagnosed with a concussion.
  • (b) A coach may allow a member of a school athletic team who is prohibited from participating in an athletic event or training, as described in paragraph (a) of this subsection, to participate in an athletic event or training no sooner than the day after the member experienced a blow to the head or body and only after the member....

Oregon Revised Statutes 336.485 Concussions; training of coaches; participation by athletes; rules.

(4) A coach may allow a member of a school athletic team to participate in any athletic event or training at any time after an athletic trainer registered by the Board of Athletic Trainers determines that the member has not suffered a concussion. The athletic trainer may, but is not required to, consult with a health care professional in making the determination that the member has not suffered a concussion.


Oregon Administrative Rules 581-022-2215

(g) Except as provided by subsection (3) in this section ensure no coach will allow a student who is prohibited from participating in an athletic event or training, as described in section (2)(f), to return to participate in an athletic event or training no sooner than the day after the student experienced a blow to the head or body. The student may not return to participate in an athletic event or training until the following two conditions have been met:

  • (A) The student no longer exhibits signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion; and
  • (B) The student receives a medical release form from a health care professional.

(3) A coach may allow a member of a school athletic team to participate in any athletic event or training at any time after an athletic trainer registered by the Board of Athletic Trainers determines that the member has not suffered a concussion. The athletic trainer may, but is not required to, consult with a healthcare professional in making the determination that the member has not suffered a concussion.
Source: Oregon Secretary of State


Oregon Administrative Rules 581-022-2215

(g) Except as provided by subsection (3) in this section ensure no coach will allow a student who is prohibited from participating in an athletic event or training, as described in section (2)(f), to return to participate in an athletic event or training no sooner than the day after the student experienced a blow to the head or body. The student may not return to participate in an athletic event or training until the following two conditions have been met:

  • (A) The student no longer exhibits signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion; and
  • (B) The student receives a medical release form from a health care professional.

(3) A coach may allow a member of a school athletic team to participate in any athletic event or training at any time after an athletic trainer registered by the Board of Athletic Trainers determines that the member has not suffered a concussion. The athletic trainer may, but is not required to, consult with a healthcare professional in making the determination that the member has not suffered a concussion.
Source: Oregon Secretary of State

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