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30 Laws in 30 Days: Stricter concussion protocol aims to protect all student athletes

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – After earning two Super Bowl rings during his 11 years in the NFL, David Duerson suffered from stage-four Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease that is linked to concussions. But on February 17, 2011, Duerson was found dead at his Sunny Isles Beach, Florida home. The Miami-Dade County medical […]

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Coaches granted civil immunity under proposed concussion rules

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Trained interscholastic and intramural coaches would be legally protected under changes to a Senate concussion bill. Under Indiana’s current law, only football head and assistant coaches are required to complete concussion training. Senate Bill 234 would change the law to require a head coaches and assistant coaches of any […]

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30 Laws: Football coaches to get more concussion, player safety training

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana is the first state to require high school football coaches to take part in a player safety and concussion-training course. Senate Bill 222 – authored by Sen. Travis Holdman, R-Markle – requires the course every two years. It takes effect July 1. The Department of Education recently decided […]

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Player safety and concussion training bill passes General Assembly

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana could soon become the first state to require high school football coaches to take part in a player safety and concussion-training course. Senate Bill 222 – authored by Sen. Travis Holdman, R–Markle – now moves to Gov. Mike Pence for approval after passing the General Assembly Wednesday. “In […]