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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S92 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1480
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง3001-e, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6297C, A10890B

S92 - Bill Texts

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

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BILL NUMBER:S92

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to training
of school athletic coaches in
the recognition and management of head injuries

PURPOSE:
To require training for athletic coaches in recognition of head
injuries and the symptoms of concussions, and to ensure that student
athletes who exhibit signs of concussions receive the proper medical
clearance and are not permitted to compete.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Adds a new section 3001-e to the education law to require the
Education Department in consultation with various stakeholders to
develop regulations requiring training for athletic coaches to
recognize the symptoms of concussions and how to seek proper medical
treatment.

The bill would also prohibit coaches from permitting students who
exhibit signs or have been diagnosed with concussions from
participating in athletic events or trainings until they have
obtained a release from a licensed health care professional with
qualifications established by regulation.

JUSTIFICATION:
Concussions are one of the most commonly 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 3.9 million sports and recreation-related concussions occur in the
United States each year.

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
diagnosing and treating concussions, some affected youth athletes are
prematurely 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 and evaluate concussions and other traumatic
sports-related injuries in order to ensure the safety of New York's
children who compete in school related sports activities.

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LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010: S.6297C/A.10890B

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
July 1, 2013


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

                                   92

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             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

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  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.
                                                           LBD01468-01-1

S. 92                               2

and evaluate concussions and other traumatic sport-related  injuries  in
order to ensure the safety of New York's children who compete in school-
related sports activities.
  S  2.  The  education law is amended by adding a new section 3001-e to
read as follows:
  S 3001-E. HEAD INJURY RECOGNITION TRAINING FOR COACHES OF  EXTRA-CLASS
PUBLIC  SCHOOL  ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES AND COACHES OF EXTRA-CLASS NONPUBLIC
SCHOOL ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES. 1. (A) COACHES OF EXTRA-CLASS PUBLIC  SCHOOL
ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES AND COACHES OF EXTRA-CLASS NONPUBLIC SCHOOL ATHLETIC
ACTIVITIES SHALL RECEIVE TRAINING TO LEARN HOW TO RECOGNIZE THE SYMPTOMS
OF  A  CONCUSSION  AND HOW TO SEEK PROPER MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR A PERSON
SUSPECTED OF HAVING A CONCUSSION.
  (B) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH BY  REGULATION,  IN  CONSULTATION
WITH  A  REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE GOVERNING AUTHORITY FOR INTERSCHOLASTIC
ACTIVITIES, A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE  STATE  ORGANIZATION  REPRESENTING
LICENSED  ATHLETIC  TRAINERS,  A  REPRESENTATIVE  FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF
HEALTH KNOWLEDGEABLE IN THE SUBJECT MATTER  OF  CONCUSSIONS,  AND  OTHER
INTERESTED  PARTIES  KNOWLEDGEABLE IN THE SUBJECT MATTER OF CONCUSSIONS,
THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS:
  (I) THE MINIMUM STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS OF THE  TRAINING  DESCRIBED
IN  THIS  SECTION, INCLUDING A LIST OF APPROVED PROVIDERS OF SUCH TRAIN-
ING; AND
  (II) TIMELINES AND PROCEDURES TO ENSURE THAT, TO THE EXTENT  PRACTICA-
BLE, EVERY COACH RECEIVES THE TRAINING DESCRIBED IN THIS SECTION; AND
  (III) QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED OF LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS TO
BE PERMITTED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL RELEASES AS OUTLINED IN PARAGRAPH (B) OF
SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION.
  (C) IMPLEMENTATION OF REGULATIONS ENACTED PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION
SHALL NOT BE MADE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE EMPLOYING SCHOOL DISTRICT OR
NONPUBLIC  SCHOOL  UNLESS STATE FUNDING OR REIMBURSEMENT IS PROVIDED FOR
ASSOCIATED COSTS.
  2. (A) A COACH MAY NOT ALLOW A MEMBER OF A  SCHOOL  ATHLETIC  TEAM  TO
PARTICIPATE  IN  ANY ATHLETIC EVENT OR TRAINING ON THE SAME DAY THAT THE
MEMBER:
  (I) EXHIBITS SIGNS, SYMPTOMS OR BEHAVIORS CONSISTENT WITH A CONCUSSION
FOLLOWING AN OBSERVED OR SUSPECTED INJURY TO THE HEAD OR BODY; OR
  (II) HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH A CONCUSSION.
  (B) A COACH MAY ALLOW A MEMBER  OF  A  SCHOOL  ATHLETIC  TEAM  WHO  IS
PROHIBITED  FROM  PARTICIPATING  IN  AN  ATHLETIC  EVENT OR TRAINING, AS
DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION,  TO  PARTICIPATE  IN  AN
ATHLETIC EVENT OR TRAINING NO SOONER THAN THE DAY AFTER THE MEMBER EXPE-
RIENCED AN INJURY TO THE HEAD OR BODY AND ONLY AFTER THE MEMBER RECEIVES
A  MEDICAL  RELEASE FROM A LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL WITH QUALI-
FICATIONS AS DEFINED PURSUANT TO SUBPARAGRAPH (III) OF PARAGRAPH (B)  OF
SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION.
  S  3.  This  act shall take effect July 1, 2013 and shall apply to all
school years commencing on or after such date; provided  that  effective
immediately, the commissioner of education is authorized and directed to
promulgate  all  rules and regulations and take all actions necessary to
implement the provisions of this act on or before its effective date.

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