Wyoming - Concussion/head injuries: Policy requirement

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

State law addresses concussions/return to play.

Wyoming Statutes 21-2-202. Duties of the state superintendent.

(a)(xxxiii) To assist local school districts in developing protocols under W.S. 21-3-110(a)(xxxii) and in sufficient time to enable school districts to adopt and implement protocols commencing school year 2011-2012, develop model protocols for addressing risks associated with concussions and other head injuries resulting from athletic injuries. No district shall be required to adopt any part of the model protocols;


Wyoming Statutes 21-3-110. Duties of boards of trustees.

(a)(xxxii) Commencing school year 2011-2012, adopt protocols to address risks associated with concussions and other head injuries resulting from athletic injuries. Implementation of this paragraph shall be subject to the immunity provisions of the Wyoming Governmental Claims Act.


Wyoming Statutes 21-3-110. Duties of boards of trustees.

(a)(xxxii)(A) Include training of coaches and athletic trainers to facilitate the recognition of symptoms of concussions;

  • (B) Address restrictions concerning participation in school athletic events after suffering a concussion or head injury;
  • (C) Include means for providing to students and parents information on head injuries and concussions and related restrictions on participation in athletic activities.
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