Oregon Concussion Law Implementation Guide for School Districts and Youth Sports Organizations
This information will help school administrators and non-school youth sports organizations directors implement policies and procedures to comply with laws intended to protect youth in organized athletic events.
Each year in Oregon, approximately 1,000 high school athletes suffer at least one concussion (brain injury).
- A sports concussion is a TBI that interferes with the brain's normal functions.
- The athlete does not have to be knocked out to have sustained a brain injury.
- The more concussions an athlete has, the more likely they are to have another one.
- A student athlete who sustains a concussion or brain injury is likely to need short or long term academic accommodations while they recover from the injury.
|Common Symptoms of Sports Concussion
Symptoms can last for months or even years following the injury, causing a serious disability.
- Brain 101 is a concussion management and information program for schools, parents, and students.
- The Center for Brain Injury Research and Training conducts research and training to improve the lives of children and adults with TBI.
Questions? Contact Melissa McCart, TBI Teams Project Coordinator