Utah Concussion Law
Tom Campbell on 11/13/2013
In 2011, the Utah State Legislature passed the Protection of Athletes with Head Injuries Act. This law requires amateur sports organizations and schools (ski resorts are exempt from the law) to adopt and enforce a concussion and head injury policy and to get written approval of the policy by parents/legal guardians before their child participates in a sport activity. A child who gets a head injury must be removed from play and may only return after written clearance from a qualified health care provider. Qualified health care providers must have taken a continuing education course in the evaluation and management of a concussion within the last three years.