Wisconsin Adds Youth Concussion Bill

Governor Scott Walker signed concussion legislation yesterday in Wisconsin;

Walker signed the youth concussion bill, which has the support of the National Football League, at Lambeau. The measure, which passed the Legislature with bipartisan support, requires that athletes who suffer apparent head injuries during games or practices be immediately removed and not allowed to resume playing without the written clearance of a health care provider who has examined them.

It also requires the state Department of Public Instruction, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association, to develop guidelines and other information to educate coaches, athletes and parents about the risks of concussions and other head injuries.

Wisconsin becomes the 33rd state (by our records) with concussion legislation.