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Max and Jenna's Laws outline specific responsibilities for coaches, because they play a key role in concussion management.   Coaches are on the front lines and often are the first to observe a bump, jolt, or blow to the head that could cause a concussion. After the student is cleared to return to play by a healthcare provider, the coach is involved in returning the student to play.

Coach Responsibilities

  • Recognize:  Participate in annual training in recognizing the symptoms of concussion

  • Remove:  Students suspected of having a concussion must be removed from play

  • Return:  A student may return to play when all symptoms have resolved, at least one day has elapsed since the injury, and a medical release has been obtained

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