Return to Play - Ohio's Youth Concussion Law
As of April 26, 2013, Ohio’s Return-to-Play law (ORC 3313.539 or ORC 3314.03) requires that Ohio youth athletes who are suspected of sustaining a concussion, MUST be removed from practice or play. Ohio laws prohibit a child to return to play (practice or competition) on the same day that he/she is removed on suspicion of having sustained a concussion. He/she may return the following day if cleared in writing by a physician (MD or DO) or other authorized healthcare provider that they did not sustain a concussion.
All Managers, Coaches and Umpires are required to take the course regarding the Return to Play Law.
The required course can be found at https://www.nays.org/additional-training/preview/concussion-training.cfm free of charge.
For more information, please visit https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/child-injury/youthconcussions/
Lindsay Law REQUIREMENTS
The State of Ohio has required youth athletes, parents/guardians, & coaches to watch a video, read the SCA handout, as well as, sign the required forms. This is to educate athletes and their families, as well as, their coaches.
The required video can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-YfCWQPeqw&feature=youtu.be .
The SCA Handout can be found at https://www.odh.ohio.gov/-/media/ODH/ASSETS/Files/chss/Lindsays-Law/Parent-Guardian.pdf?la=en .
Parents/Guardians, our coaches will have the required handouts and form for you to sign prior to the first game.
Coaches, you can find your video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3teQ3e_hoQ&feature=youtu.be .
The informational handout can be viewed here - https://www.odh.ohio.gov/-/media/ODH/ASSETS/Files/chss/Lindsays-Law/Coach-Info.pdf?la=en .
If you would like more information, please visit https://www.odh.ohio.gov/landing/Lindsays-Law.aspx , or ask your coach.