A timely and exciting new bill will soon be landing on Governor Bullock’s desk: a law that would require coaches to pull student athletes out of competition when the athlete shows signs of suffering from a concussion. I blogged about the importance of education and timely and appropriate treatment of a young athlete suffering from a concussion here.
I’m excited to see our Montana legislature do something proactive and important for Montana’s student athletes. The bill addresses the importance of coaches, other adults who assist with sports and student athletes themselves being educated about concussions and having appropriate policies in place to identify when a person has suffered a concussion and what to do when it is suspected that a person is suffering from one. You can read the bill in its entirety here.
As the saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Have you or anyone you known suffered from a concussion? Would this Bill have made a difference in the situation and eventual outcome?