Holland Township Parks & Recreation: Sports Concussion Law

Wednesday, August 21
Michigan Sports Concussion Law



From Michigan.gov:
  • The sports concussion legislation requires all coaches, employees, volunteers, and other adults involved with a youth athletic activity to complete a concussion awareness on-line training program.
  • The organizing entity must provide educational materials on the signs/symptoms and consequences of concussions to each youth athlete and their parents/guardians and obtain a signed statement acknowledging receipt of the information for the organizing entity to keep on record.
  • The law also requires immediate removal of an athlete from physical participation in an athletic activity who is suspected of sustaining a concussion. The student athlete must then receive written clearance from an appropriate health professional before he or she can return to physical activity.

This new law affects all schools, parks & recreation departments, parent groups, etc. when it comes to youth athletic activity.  Included on the HCT Recreation web site are resources/tools that can help you learn more about the law itself and the procedures that are now in place for us to follow. You will find the following resources on this site..

FORMS

  • Listed under the "Forms/Flyers/Policies" tab you will find the following items...
    • MHSAA Concussion Memo
    • Parent/Athlete Concussion Information Form
    • Medical Clearance Form
    • Public Acts 342 & 342

LINKS