Protecting Student Athletes From Concussions Act of 2017 (HR 3580, 115th Congress)

Policy Details

Policy Details

Originating Entity
Last Action
Referred to House Committee
Date of Last Action
Jul 28 2017
Congressional Session
115th Congress
Date Introduced
Jul 28 2017
Publication Date
Aug 16 2018

SciPol Summary

The Protecting Student Athletes from Concussions Act of 2017 (HR 3580) encourages states to implement laws and regulations that would require local education agencies to promote awareness of and implement policies for the prevention and treatment of concussion-related injuries in primary and/or secondary schools.

The bill defines a concussion as a mild traumatic brain injury caused by a blow or jolt to the head that causes the brain to move rapidly in the skull and results in impaired brain functioning, which can present physically, cognitively, and emotionally.

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