Florida Senate - 2012                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 256
                                Barcode 604740                          
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  02/01/2012           .                                

       The Committee on Budget Subcommittee on Education Pre-K - 12
       Appropriations (Ring) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 55 - 62
    4  and insert:
    5         3.Adopt bylaws or policies that require a youth athlete
    6  who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury in a
    7  practice, game, or competition to be immediately removed from
    8  the activity. A youth athlete who has been removed from a
    9  practice, game, or competition may not return to that practice,
   10  game, or competition in which he or she is suspected of
   11  sustaining the concussion or head injury. A youth athlete who
   12  has been removed due to the suspected concussion or head injury
   13  may not return to any subsequent practices, games, or
   14  competitions until the youth receives written clearance to
   15  return from a physician, licensed under chapter 458 or chapter
   16  459, who has received neurological training. Before issuing a
   17  written clearance to return to practice or competition, a
   18  physician may:
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   21         And the title is amended as follows:
   22         Delete lines 11 - 13
   23  and insert:
   24         activity following a suspected head injury;
   25         prohibiting a youth athlete from returning to the
   26         athletic activity in which he or she sustained the
   27         suspected head injury; requiring written clearance
   28         from a medical professional before the youth resumes
   29         any subsequent athletic activities; authorizing a