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Ohio Athletic Trainer's Reactions To New Ohio Concussion Legislation, Alexander K. Heaton Apr 2015

Ohio Athletic Trainer's Reactions To New Ohio Concussion Legislation, Alexander K. Heaton

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This research examines the effects that concussion legislation has had on how Certified Athletic Trainers practice medicine in the state of Ohio. In the spring of 2009, the state of Washington passed a bill that would change how concussions are handled in youth sports. According to the legislation, all athletes who display any signs and symptoms of a concussion are to be removed immediately from play and are not able to return to play until cleared by a licensed professional health care provider. Since then, concussion legislation of some form has been passed in every state, with Ohio passing its ...