HALL OF FAME
Concussion Bill Would Follow IHSAA's Lead
January 14, 2011Missouri Football Coaches Association
Legislation has been introduced in the Indiana Senate that would provide legal requirements for the treatment of head injuries at high school athletic events. The protocols follow the requirements already instituted by the Indiana High School Athletic Association.
"The proposal in its current form is both acceptable and welcomed by the (Indiana High School Athletic) Association," said Bobby Cox, who will take over as IHSAA commissioner Feb. 1. "The law further emphasizes the importance of monitoring concussions, but it doesn't change what we're doing."
"The legislation is going to be very good," said Dr. Todd Arnold of the Athletes' Concussion Alliance, which works with approximately 120 schools around the state. "The IHSAA has been in the forefront of concussion treatment. This will serve as a great educational tool that everyone is responsible -- not just the trainer on the sideline -- for taking ownership (of this issue)."