Head Injury / Concussion

In order to promote the safety and well-being of young athletes in Massachusetts, Governor Deval L. Patrick recently signed a law requiring all public schools and other schools that are members of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) to participate in a mandatory sports head injury and concussion awareness program. The law also directs the Department to develop regulations to implement the policies specified in the law including:

  • Educating athletes and their parents about concussions
  • Documenting student athlete’s past head injuries
  • Requirements for taking a student athlete out of play or practice, and certification for “return to play”.

 Head Injury / Concussion Resources