Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Idaho Moves Step Closer to New Sports Concussion Law

by Jeff Fisher
Idaho High School Football Huddle

By later this week, Idaho could be the third state with a tougher concussion law that protects high school athletes.

Monday, the Idaho House Senate Affairs Committee unanimously approved a bill called "Kort's Law", named after Teton High School football start Kort Breckenridge, who almost died after a series of concussions in 2005.

The bill requires high school coaches to get medical clearance before allowing athletes to play after suffering a head injury.

Washington and Oregon already have similar laws on the books, and more states are expected to follow suit.