Bill Text - HB1113 (2014)

(New Title) requiring school districts to distribute a concussion and head injury information sheet to student-athletes and establishing a definition for head injury.


Revision: March 27, 2014, midnight

HB 1113 – AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

12Mar2014… 0323h

2014 SESSION

14-2100

04/06

HOUSE BILL 1113

AN ACT requiring school districts to distribute a concussion and head injury information sheet to student-athletes and establishing a definition for head injury.

SPONSORS: Rep. Ladd, Graf 4; Rep. Harris, Rock 9; Rep. Grenier, Sull 7; Rep. Myler, Merr 10; Rep. Frazer, Merr 13; Rep. Grassie, Straf 11

COMMITTEE: Education

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill requires school districts to distribute a concussion and head injury information sheet to student-athletes. The bill also inserts a definition of head injury.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

12Mar2014… 0323h

14-2100

04/06

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Fourteen

AN ACT requiring school districts to distribute a concussion and head injury information sheet to student-athletes and establishing a definition for head injury.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 Head Injury Policies for Student Sports. Amend RSA 200:49 to read as follows:

200:49 Head Injury Policies for Student Sports. Education is the key to identification and appropriate management of all concussions. The school board of each school district [is encouraged to] shall develop guidelines and other pertinent information and forms for student sports to inform and educate coaches, student-athletes, and student-athletes’ parents or guardians of the nature and risk of concussion and head injury including continuing to play after concussion or head injury. On an annual basis, a school district or school [is encouraged to] shall distribute a concussion and head injury information sheet to all student-athletes. The Brain Injury Association of New?Hampshire?is available to educate and assist the public with implementing and/or updating concussion management protocols.

2 New Paragraph; Head Injury Policies for Student Sports; Definitions. Amend RSA 200:52 by inserting after paragraph IV the following new paragraph:

V. “Head injury” means injuries to the scalp, skull, or brain caused by trauma, and shall include a concussion which is the most common type of sports-related brain injury.

3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

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