High school concussion training bill advances

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A measure designed to cut down on the number of high school concussions has won approval from the Indiana House.

The proposal would require high school athletes who sustain a concussion to sit out for at least 24 hours before returning to play. It would also require high school coaches to undergo training on the effects and signs of a concussion.

Supporters of the measure say it would help protect young athletes. But some high school coaches have questioned whether the government needs to mandate training on an issue most of them are familiar with already.

The House passed the measure Monday afternoon. The measure now heads to negotiations between House and Senate lawmakers.


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