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Gov. Dannel Malloy signs concussion law

Gov. Dannel Malloy joined parents, students and legislators in Westport Monday to sign a law concerning concussions. The law, passed in May, is aimed to keep kids and parents in the loop about concussion

News 12 Staff

Sep 30, 2014, 6:16 AM

Updated 3,554 days ago

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Gov. Dannel Malloy joined parents, students and legislators in Westport Monday to sign a law concerning concussions.
The law, passed in May, is aimed to keep kids and parents in the loop about concussion risks and prevention in school sports.
It requires that parents be notified if their children may have experienced a concussion.
A task force to address concussions will also be formed. Coaches for school sports programs are also required to review the district's concussion policy every year.
The law also mandates schools give parents a consent form regarding the school's concussion education plan, which student athletes will have to sit through.
The law only includes sports programs that are affiliated with schools. Community programs unaffiliated with school districts, like the Fairfield Giants, are not mandated to adopt these provisions.
Supporters of the law pushed for it to be more inclusive, but say it is a good start.
The Fairfield Giants organization, though, decided to implement its own concussion program four years ago. It mirrors many parts of the state law.


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