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Concussions in Youth Athletes - Iowa

Iowa

The Iowa law is located at section 280.13C of the Iowa Code under the title dealing with education and the chapter on school district and uniform requirements. (Iowa Code § 280.13C).

Iowa law requires the state high school athletic association to distribute information to parents, coaches, students and others on concussions and requires school districts to annually provide forms to parents/guardians on concussions to be signed and returned to the school prior to any athletic participation by the student. Finally, any student suspected of sustaining a concussion must be immediately removed from the activity and cannot return until they have been evaluated by a health care professional and received written clearance to play.

Section 280.13 C of the Iowa Code is available online at:

http://search.legis.state.ia.us/nxt/gateway.dll/ic?f=templates&fn=default.htm (click on + sign for Iowa Code, click on + sign for Iowa Code 2013 twice, click + sign for Education and Cultural Affairs, click on + sign for School Districts and then Uniform Requirements and then click on 280.13c Brain Injury Policies)