Ohio's Return to Play Law goes in effect April 26, 2013
Ohio's Return to Play Law goes into effect on April 26th. An information sheet for coaches is attached and an additional information sheet regarding this law will be forwarded to all parents of players as required by the new law and posted on the lacrosse web site under "Info for Parents".
Ohio's Return-to-Play Law requires that all coaches successfully complete an online Concussion Management Training course, two program options are below.
Beginning April 26th, Ohio's Return-to-Play Law requires the following for youth sports organizations:
Coaches, referees, or officials must remove an athlete exhibiting the signs and symptoms of a concussion during a practice or game.
The athlete cannot return to play the same day that they are removed.
The athlete is not permitted to return to play until they have been assessed and receive written clearance by a physician (MD).
Online Concussion Management Training
Per ORC 3707.52 as enacted by Ohio HB 143 of the 129th General Assembly, ODH is required to post free training programs that train coaches and referees in recognizing the signs and symptoms of concussions and head injuries. The following free online trainings have been approved by the Ohio Department of Health for coaches and referees:
Click on the button that says, please login to order. In the window that appears, click Register Now.
When your registration is complete you may "order" the free concussion course offered along the left hand side of the page. Continue following prompts. Although it may look like you'll be charged for the course, there is no cost.
Once you've completed "checkout," you'll be able to take the free online course.
When you've completed and passed the course, you have the option of printing a certificate of completion.