A new law establishing standards for managing concussions and traumatic brain injuries in student athletes specifically includes physical therapists as part of the team of health care providers and officials who are designated to remove students from participation in an activity when a concussion is suspected.
Publicly signed November 14 at the Lower Dauphin High School in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, by Gov Tom Corbett, SB 200 also requires that students be evaluated and cleared for participation in writing by an appropriate health care provider trained in the evaluation and management of concussions and other brain injuries. A physical therapist designated by a physician also will be part of the health care team that makes this determination.
More information on SB 200 is available in APTA's press release.
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