Florida Senate - 2012 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 256 Barcode 768678 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 02/01/2012 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Budget Subcommittee on Education Pre-K - 12 Appropriations (Flores) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete lines 55 - 110 4 and insert: 5 3. Adopt bylaws or policies that: 6 a. Require a youth athlete who is suspected of sustaining a 7 concussion or head injury in a practice or competition to be 8 immediately removed from the activity; and 9 b. Provide that a youth athlete who has been removed may 10 not return to practice or competition until the youth receives 11 written clearance to return from an appropriately licensed and 12 trained physician who is qualified in the field of neurology. 13 Section 2. Paragraphs (e), (f), and (g) are added to 14 subsection (2) of section 1006.20, Florida Statutes, to read: 15 1006.20 Athletics in public K-12 schools.— 16 (2) ADOPTION OF BYLAWS.— 17 (e) The organization shall adopt guidelines to educate 18 officials, administrators, coaches, and student athletes and 19 their parents or guardians of the nature and risk of concussion 20 and head injury. 21 (f) The organization shall adopt bylaws or policies that 22 require the parent or guardian of a student who participates in 23 interscholastic athletic competition or who is a candidate for 24 an interscholastic athletic team, before the student 25 participates in a competition, practice, or other activity, to 26 annually sign and return a consent form that explains the nature 27 and risk of concussion and head injury, including the risk of 28 continuing to play after a concussion or head injury has 29 occurred. 30 (g) The organization shall adopt bylaws or policies that: 31 1. Require a student athlete who is suspected of sustaining 32 a concussion or head injury in a practice or competition to be 33 immediately removed from the activity; and 34 2. Provide that a student athlete who has been removed may 35 not return to practice or competition until the student receives 36 written clearance to return from an appropriately licensed and 37 trained physician who is qualified in the field of neurology. 38 39 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 40 And the title is amended as follows: 41 Delete lines 12 - 34 42 and insert: 43 written clearance from an appropriately licensed and 44 trained physician who is qualified in the field of 45 neurology before the youth resumes athletic 46 activities; amending s. 1006.20, F.S.; requiring the 47 Florida High School Athletic Association to adopt 48 policies to inform certain officials, coaches, and 49 student athletes and their parents of the nature and 50 risk of certain head injuries; requiring that a signed 51 consent form be obtained before a student athlete 52 participates in athletic practices or competitions; 53 requiring that a student athlete be immediately 54 removed from an athletic activity following a 55 suspected head injury; requiring written clearance 56 from an appropriately licensed and trained physician 57 who is qualified in the field of neurology before the 58 student resumes athletic activities; providing an 59 effective date.