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NY To Require Benching Students With Concussions

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Friday, September 30, 2011

Starting next year, a new law in New York says student athletes suspected of suffering concussions should be immediately removed from games.

The legislation recently was signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. It directs state health and education officials to draft regulations for schools on mild traumatic brain injuries. The regulations go into effect in July.

The law requires immediate benching of any student who has or may have suffered a concussion in a school-related activity. Students can play again only after they are symptom-free for 24 hours and cleared by a doctor.

Concussions are usually temporary but can cause headaches and problems with concentration, memory, judgment, balance and
coordination.

Sponsors say athletes need to be protected from further injury and possible long-term effects. Several states have already passed similar laws.

Students can play again only after they are symptom-free for 24 hours and cleared by a doctor.

Concussions are usually temporary, but can cause headaches and problems with concentration, memory, judgment, balance and coordination.

Sponsors say athletes need to be protected from further injury and possible long-term effects.


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