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Youth Sports TBI Laws Map

Each year as many as 300,000 young people suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) from playing sports. TBIs can have serious short and long term health effects. Most states have adopted laws aimed at reducing harm from youth sports TBIs, and this portal is designed to identify and display key features of such laws.  


To explore these laws use the query box below. This page has been updated to reflect youth sports TBI laws effective as of October 1, 2013.

Related Resources

PHLR-funded Research: "Evaluation of a Law Mandating Reporting of Concussions by High School Athletes" 


Network for Public Health Law:  Youth Concussion Resources



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Has Youth Sports TBI Law


Requires Removal From Play if TBI Suspected


Requires Parental Notification of TBI Event


Specifies Return To Play Requirements

Requires Clearance by a Health Professional
Health Professional Trained in TBI Management
Clearance by a Medical Doctor
Requires Written Clearance

Requires Additional Training for Coaches


Requires Physical Distribution of Information Sheet

Parent's Signature Required
Student's Signature Required

Information Sheet Distributed on an Annual Basis

Requires Information Sheet be Updated
Sheet Updated Annually

Law Addresses Liability

Addresses Liability for Volunteers
Addresses Liability for Health Professionals
Addresses Liability for School District
Addresses Liability for School District Employees
Addresses Liability for Coaches or Team Officials
Addresses Liability For Other Non-Athlete Participants In Youth Sports