Doogan bill will protect athletes from serious brain injuries –

On May 27, 2011, the governor signed a bill sponsored by Representative Mike Doogan (D-Anchorage) to protect student athletes from serious brain injuries resulting from multiple concussions.

The bill (HB 15) requires that a student with a suspected concussion be removed from play or practice and not return until cleared by a qualified medical professional. It will prevent potential serious brain injuries that can be caused by multiple concussions.

[Read more about HB 15 on the Alaska State Legislature House Democratic Caucus website.]

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