Virginia is on its way to having a law that will keep student athletes who suffer concussions off the field until they get medical clearance. http://hamptonroads.com/2010/03/bill-benching-student-athletes-concussions-okd
The bill from Sen. Ralph Northam, a pediatric neurologist, won unanimous approval from the Virginia House and Senate. It now just needs the governor’s signature.
The law mandates that school board craft guidelines for dealing with concussions, and that they also educate parents about the dangers of traumatic head injury.