Concussions in Youth Athletes - Oregon
Governor Kulongowski signed SB 348 into law on June 18, 2009. This law can be found at section 336.485 of the Oregon Code, under the education and culture title and the chapter on extracurricular sports. (Or. Rev. Stat. § 336.485).
This law requires that each school district ensure coaches receive annual concussion training. It also requires that each school board establish rules on the requirements of this training. Furthermore, it states that coaches may not allow students suspected of sustaining concussions to participate in an activity. A coach may allow a student to participate once they no longer exhibit symptoms of a concussion and have been cleared by a medical professional.
The official versions of this section is currently available online at:
There has been no legislation introduce in 2012 to amend or repeal this statute.