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Concussions in Youth Athletes - 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)