Concussions in Youth Athletes - Indiana
Governor Daniels signed SB 93 into law on May 10, 2011. This law can be found at sections 20-34-7-1 through 20-34-7-5 of the Indiana Code under the title dealing with education and the chapter on student health and safety. (Ind. Code. §§ 20-34-7-1 through 20-34-7-5).
This law requires that the Department of Education provide guidelines, information and forms to each school to be distributed to coaches, parents and students regarding concussions, and requires parents/guardians annually sign acknowledgment of receipt of information on concussions before their child may participate in athletic activities. A student suspected of sustaining a head injury must be removed from the activity immediately and may not return to play until written clearance from a health care professional is received.
The official version of these sections are currently available online at:
At the present time, no legislation is pending to amend, revise or repeal this statute.