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Physical Therapists Youth Athletes Head Trauma

Concerning the designation of physical therapists as health care providers for the purpose of ensuring compliance with required head trauma guidelines in organized youth athletic activities.
2019 Regular Session
Professions & Occupations
Bill Summary

Current law states that if a youth athlete is removed from play because a coach suspects the youth athlete has sustained a concussion in a game, competition, or practice, the coach or other designated personnel shall not permit the youth athlete to return to play or participate in any supervised team activities involving physical exertion until the youth athlete is evaluated by a health care provider and receives written clearance to return to play from the health care provider. The bill adds licensed physical therapists with training in neurology or concussion evaluation and management to the definition of "health care provider" for this purpose.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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