Heads up, Ohio. The state is officially joining the nationwide trend of making head injuries in youth sports a legal matter.
Ohio’s new youth-concussion law goes into effect today, requiring that steps be taken to educate parents, coaches and officials about concussion symptoms in athletes younger than 19.
Under the law, a young athlete showing concussion symptoms must be removed from a game or practice and not be permitted to return to competition for at least 24 hours and until cleared by an authorized physician or licensed health-care provider.
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