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Youth Concussion Advisory Group

PA 14-66:  An Act Concerning Youth Athletics and Concussions
Requires the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) to consult with the state Department of Public Health, the governing authority for intramural and interscholastic athletics, an appropriate organization representing licensed athletic trainers and an organization representing county medical associations to:
  • Develop or approve a training course regarding concussions.  By October 1, 2014, and annually thereafter, the group must also develop or approve annual review materials;
  • Develop a refresher course regarding concussions, including current best practices, and, for football coaches, current best practices around the frequency of games and full contact practices and scrimmages;
  • By January 1, 2015, develop a concussion education plan to be used by local and regional boards of education. Boards of education will be responsible for implementing such plan using written materials, online training or videos or in-person training;
  • Develop a signed informed consent, which must include a summary of the concussion education plan, and a summary of the local board's policies regarding concussions.   For the school year beginning July 1, 2015, local boards of education must prohibit a student athlete from participating in intramural or interscholastic athletic activities unless the student athlete and a parent or guardian returns such form.
  • Collect and report to the Department of Public Health all occurrences of concussions, including the nature and extent of the concussion and the circumstances in which the student sustained the concussion.
  • John Frassinelli, Connecticut State Department of Education
  • Stephanie Knutson, Connecticut State Department of Education
  • Dr. Jean Mee, Connecticut State Department of Education
  • Dr. Theresa Miyashita, Connecticut Athletic Trainers' Association (CATA)
  • Dr. Karissa Niehoff, Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC)
  • Dr. Carl Nissen, Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS)
  • Dr. Chinedu Okeke, Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH)
  • Nancy Pugliese, Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE)
  • September 8, 2014, Agenda [PDF]  Meeting Notes [PDF]
  • September 22, 2014, Agenda [PDF]  Meeting Notes [PDF]
  • October 9, 2014, Agenda [PDF]  Meeting Notes [PDF]
  • November 6, 2014, Agenda [PDF] Meeting Notes [PDF]
  • December 11,2014, Agenda [PDF] Meeting Notes [PDF]
John Frassinelli, Chief

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