New Hampshire Awaiting Signature

Governor John Lynch has a bill sitting on his desk that will put New Hampshire in line with the majority of states by enacting concussion legislation;

The bill, which has the support of the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association and others, would have school districts distribute information on the risk and nature of concussions to coaches, students, athletes and their parents.

Under the bill, a student athlete who shows symptoms of a concussion or who a coach, trainer or other suspects has sustained a concussion must be removed from the game or practice.

The student could return to practice or a game only with the permission of a heath care provider.

At first glance it appears that the bill is similar to that of Illinois, the signature would make New Hampshire the 36th state with legislation.

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