|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to education|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to education|
senate Bill S92
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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S92 - Details
S92 - Sponsor Memo
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.
S92 - Bill Text download pdf
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.
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