Kansas Act


The Kansas Governor has recently signed in to law the Head Injury Prevention Act, which is an effort to make those aware of concussion issues.  The Act, like other states, has the mechanism for removal and return to play/clearance.  The Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) has put forth the recommendations outlined in the Act that each school must follow.  The highlights include;

  • If removed they “should not” return the same day
  • If removed they need a “health care provider” written clearance
  • Health care provider is: MD or DO
  • Information and Release Waiver that must be signed prior to competition
  • KSHSAA included the Zurich graded RTP protocol

Link to the KSHSAA Concussion Guidelines.

Kansas is the 19th state to sign legislation.  Thank you to reader Justin C. for sending this information in!

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One thought on “Kansas Act

  1. Curt Colson January 23, 2013 / 15:05

    KSHSAA’s understanding that a “Health Care Provider licensed by the state board of healing arts to practice medicine and surgery” to mean only MD’s & DO’s clearly demonstrates a lack of knowledge and understanding that KSHSAA members have about healthcare services in Kansas. Physician Assistants are highly skilled and trained healthcare providers, who work under the supervision of MD’s and DO’s and are also licensed through the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts. A PA’s scope of practice may vary depending on their supervising physician, but the vast majority provides exceptional emergent and non-emergent medical care to thousands of Kansan every day. KSHSAA should strongly reconsider their interpretation of the regulation and issue revised guidelines.

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