In April 2013, Tennessee became the 44th state to pass a sports concussion law designed to reduce youth sports concussions and increase awareness of traumatic brain injury. This legislation, Public Chapter 148 and Public Chapter 948, has three key components:
1. To inform and educate coaches, youth athletes, and their parents and require them to sign a concussion information form before competing. 2. To require removal of a youth athlete who appears to have suffered a concussion from play or practice at the time of the suspected concussion. 3. To require a youth athlete to be cleared by a licensed health care professional before returning to play or practice.
Below you will find links for the required training, forms, and guidelines that will equip coaches, parents and athletes to recognize and respond to sports related concussion and head injuries.