Va. House panel rejects youth sports concussions bill

Under the proposal, Del. Rich Anderson, R-Prince William County, coaches and employees would have had to complete annual training on concussions. School divisions and youth sports organizations also would have had to provide concussion information to parents and develop procedures for recognizing concussion symptoms and ensuring athletes who suffer those head injuries receiving medical clearance before returning to the field. HB1719

In the current law, passed in 2010 requires the Board of Education to develop guidelines for “concussion education, awareness, and management” for public school athletes and expanded the code to include sports groups that use public property.

Read the proposal