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13a.06.08.00.htm 13A.06.08.00. Title 13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Subtitle 06 SUPPORTING PROGRAMS Chapter 08 Head Injuries and Concussions in Extracurricular Athletic Events Authority: Education Article, §7-433; Health-General Article, §14-501; Annotated Code of Maryland
13a.06.08.01.htm 13A.06.08.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter implements Education Article, §7-433 and Health-General Article, §14-501, Annotated Code of Maryland, to establish a program of concussion awareness and prevention throughout the State of Maryland for student-athletes, their parents or guardians, and their coaches.
13a.06.08.02.htm 13A.06.08.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Concussion” means a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) causing an immediate and usually short-lived change in mental status or an alteration of normal consciousness resulting from a bump, blow, jolt, shaking, or spinning of the head or body.2) “Graduated return to play protocols” means the progressive return to play stages included in the Policies and Programs on
13a.06.08.03.htm 13A.06.08.03. 03 Incorporation by Reference.. The Policies and Programs on Concussions for Public Schools and Youth Sport Programs (Maryland State Department of Education, updated through December 2012) is incorporated by reference.
13a.06.08.04.htm 13A.06.08.04. 04 Training.. A. Each local school system shall train each coach in concussion risk and management. At a minimum, the coach’s training shall include:1) The nature of the risk of a brain injury;. 2) The risk of not reporting a brain injury;. 3) Criteria for removal and return to play;. 4) Understanding concussions;. 5) Recognizing concussions;. 6) Signs and symptoms; and. 7) Response and action plan.. B. Each school system shall require a certificate of completion from a coac
13a.06.08.05.htm 13A.06.08.05. 05 Policies and Procedures.. A. Each school system shall implement policies consistent with this chapter and the Policies and Programs on Concussions for Public Schools and Youth Sport Programs to assure student-athletes, parents, or guardians and school personnel receive an informational sheet describing:1) The nature and risk of a concussion or head injury;. 2) The criteria for removal from play and return to play;.
13a.06.08.06.htm 13A.06.08.06. 06 Removal and Return to Play.. A. Any student-athlete suspected of sustaining a concussion shall immediately be removed from practice or play.B. Each school shall use the graduated return to play protocols instituted in the Policies and Programs on Concussions for Public Schools and Youth Sport Programs.C. The student-athlete may not return to play until the student receives written clearance after receiving an appropriate medical assessment by one of the following:
13a.06.08.07.htm 13A.06.08.07. 07 Youth Sports Programs Use of School Property.. A. Youth sports programs seeking to use school facilities shall verify in writing distribution of concussion information to parents or guardians and receive verifiable acknowledgement of receipt.B. Each youth sports program shall annually affirm to the local school system their compliance with concussion information procedures.
13a.06.08.9999.htm 13A.06.08.9999. Administrative History Effective date: June 10, 2013 (40:11 Md. R. 975).
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