Concussions in Youth Athletes - Kansas
The Kansas law is located at §72-135 of the Kansas Code. Chapter 72 deals with schools. (Kan. Stat. Ann. § 72-135) and can be cited as the School Sports Head Injury Prevention Act.
The Kansas law requires the Board of Education and the Kansas state high school activities association to compile information on concussions and provide it to school districts for distribution to coaches, student athletes and their parents/guardians. If a student suffers or is suspected of sustaining a concussion, the student must be immediately removed from play and cannot return until they have been evaluated by a health care professional (person licensed to practice medicine and surgery and may not be delegated to others providing patient services such as physician assistants, nurses, or athletic trainers pursuant to Kansas Op. Atty. Gen. No 2012-29) and received written clearance to play. The law also requires parents/guardians and the athlete to sign a concussion and head injury information release form before a student athlete participates in any athletic activity.
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