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Subject: FW: AB 1451 Concussion Training signed into law
AB 1451, Concussion Training, was signed into law by Governor Brown on Friday that now will require coaches when renewing their CPR/FIRST AID certification that they also complete training in signs and symptoms of concussions. The on-line class is FREE and available on the CIF web site through the NFHS. Law takes effect January 1, 2013. The CIF was in support of this bill.
Roger L. Blake
California Interscholastic Federation
4658 Duckhorn Drive
Sacramento, CA 95834
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August 17, 2012
New law to require concussion training for high school coaches
High school coaches in California will be required to receive training in concussions under legislation signed into law today by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Assembly Bill 1451 requires high school coaches to receiving training every two years on recognizing the signs of concussions and responding to them appropriately. The training can be acquired online.
Democratic Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi of Castro Valley proposed the bill, which will take effect Jan. 1.
A study published in the Journal of Athletic Training found that U.S. high schools\' two highest rates of concussions per 100,000 players games or practice occur in football, 47, and girls soccer, 36.
Hayashi last year pushed through successful legislation, effective last January, that requires schools to remove from play, pending medical clearance, a student athlete who sustains a possible concussion.
Read more here: http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2012/08/new-law-to-require-concussion-training-for-high-school-coaches.html#storylink=cpy
Nancy M. LaCasse
Associate Vice President
School Services of California, Inc.
Fax: (916) 446-2011