Protecting Student Athletes

Protecting Student Athletes

Participating in sporting activities is important for many students, but ensuring they participate in sports in a safe way must be a top priority.

This year, legislation by Delegate Dickie Bell reinforces the symptoms and dangers of concussions to student-athletes and parents so they can watch out for signs that someone may have a concussion.

This legislation also discuss the criteria for removal from and return to play and requires local school divisions to biennially update its policies and procedures regarding the identification and handling of suspected concussions in student-athletes.

Governor Northam has already signed this legislation.

Protecting Student Athletes is another one of the 51 accomplishments by the 51 members of the Republican-led House of Delegates.