Concussion Sports Alert
New Law Effective January 1, 2012

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Effective January 1, 2012, a new law ( Education Code Section 49475) requires that students and parents/legal guardians sign a Concussion Head Injury Information Sheet before a student may try-out, practice, or compete in any District-sponsored extracurricular athletic program, including interscholastic, intramural, or other sports programs (including cheer/dance teams and marching band), but excluding physical education courses for credit. This law applies to high school, middle school, and elementary school athletic programs. Download attached Concussion Alert for more information.

Parents and Student Obligations

At least one parent and the student must sign the new Concussion Information Sheet RSK-F100F before the student may participate in a covered program after 1/1/2012. In addition to signing this form, the parent and student must also sign a completed participation form and have a medical care provider sign an approved sports physical form – Agreement for Team Sport Participation (RSK-F100A), and Sports Physical Examination Form (RSK-F100C) unless a current one 2011/12 one is already on file.

Coaches Obligations

After 1/1/2012, coaches must ensure that they receive all three required forms  Concussion Information Sheet RSK-F100F, Agreement for Team Sport Participation (RSK-F100A, and Sports Physical Examination Form (RSK-F100C before allowing any student to try-out for, practice, or participate in any athletic program.  Coaches must also report an actual or suspected head injury using Concussion and Head Injury Report Form RSK-F100G, which may also be used to advise parents or physicians of other serious injuries to the student.

For more information — link to sports participation information.