Concussions in Youth Athletes - Delaware
The Delaware law can be found at section 303, Title 14, Chapter 3, of the Delaware Code, under the title dealing with Education and the chapter dealing with the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association. (Del. Code Ann. tit. 14, § 303)
The Delaware law requires member schools to follow certain rules and regulations regarding concussions, which include: requiring parents/guardians to sign information sheets about concussions annually; providing coaches with concussion training; removing students from play promptly if suspected of sustaining a concussion or exhibiting signs and symptoms of concussion; and prohibiting return to play until a complete medical assessment by a qualified health care professional or medical clearance is received. Written clearance for a return to play after a concussion must be from a qualified physician. The application of the Act is currently limited to member schools of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (“DIAA”).
The official version of section 303 is currently available online at:
The following website offers additional information regarding Delaware concussion law: