senate Bill S92

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to safety training and regulations for the recognition and management of head injuries occurring during school athletic activities

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
Jan 05, 2011 referred to education


S92 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง3001-e, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6297C, A10890B

S92 - Summary

Relates to safety training and regulations for the recognition and management of head injuries occurring during school athletic activities.

S92 - Sponsor Memo

S92 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 5, 2011

Introduced  by Sen. SQUADRON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation  to  training  of  school
  athletic coaches in the recognition and management of head injuries


  Section 1. Legislative intent. Concussions are one of the most common-
ly reported injuries in children  and  adolescents  who  participate  in
sports and recreational activities.  The centers for disease control and
prevention estimates that as many as three million nine hundred thousand
sports-related  and  recreation-related  concussions occur in the United
States each year.
  A concussion is a type of brain injury that can  range  from  mild  to
severe and can disrupt the way the brain normally works. It is caused by
a  blow  or  motion  to  the  head or body that causes the brain to move
rapidly inside the skull. The risk of catastrophic injuries or death  is
significant  when  a concussion or head injury is not properly evaluated
and managed.
  Concussions can occur in any organized or unorganized sport or  recre-
ational  activity  and  can result from a fall or from players colliding
with each other, the ground, or with obstacles. Concussions  occur  with
or  without  loss of consciousness, but the vast majority occurs without
loss of consciousness.
  Continuing to play with a concussion or symptoms of head injury leaves
the young athlete especially  vulnerable  to  greater  injury  and  even
death.  Despite some increased recognition about the importance of diag-
nosing and treating concussions, some affected youth athletes are prema-
turely  returned  to  play,  which can have harmful and potentially even
deadly results.   It is therefore  imperative  that  adults  supervising
young  athletes  in school settings receive proper training to recognize

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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