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Politics & Government

New legislation attempts to curtail concussions

A picture of two boys in full pads playing football.
Steve Carmody
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Michigan Radio

Michigan's legislators have moved to protect student athletes from concussions. The AP has more:

The Senate on Tuesday passed measures requiring the Michigan Department of Community Health to develop educational materials and training for athletes, parents and coaches on concussion-related injuries and treatments. The materials would identify the nature and risk of concussions and criteria for removing athletes from activity when they're suspected of having a concussion. The legislation also would require coaches to immediately remove an athlete from play if a concussion is suspected and to let them return only after getting a health professional's written approval.

The bill passed through the House last week and awaits Governor Snyder's approval.

- Jordan Wyant, Michigan Radio Newsroom

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