5HB 632Section 1: SBOE and the IHSAA must provide a link on their websites to CDC guidelines and educational materials.Section 2: Applies to Middle School, Junior High School and High School athletics.Section 3: Mandates education to parents and athletes prior to the start of an athletic season. Coaches, AT’s and referees must review biannually.
6HB 632 Section 4: Removal from play protocols established by schools Must Adhere to CDC guidelinesAthlete must be removed when “reasonably suspected” of sustaining an injurySection 5: Return to play protocols“An athlete may be returned to play once the athlete is evaluated and authorized to return by a qualified health care professional who is trained in the evaluation and management of concussions.”Physician or Physician AssistantAdvanced Practice NurseA licensed health care professional trained in the evaluation and management of concussions who is supervised by a directing physicianSection 6: Liability“If an individual reasonably acts in accordance with the protocol developed pursuant to subsection (4) of this section, then acting upon such protocol shall not form the basis of a claim for negligence in a civil action.Section 7: Youth Sport OrganizationsLiability Protections
73 tenets of “ideal” concussion legislation HB 632 – In Comparison3 tenets of “ideal” concussion legislationEducational OutreachRFP/RTP ProtocolsParent Acknowledgement of Risk
8School Compliance – A Quick Start Guide Draft ProtocolParent/Athlete meetingCognitive Baseline Testing (Optional)Biannual Concussion Training for ATC’s/CoachesRemoval from Play ProtocolCoaches & non-clinical staffATC’s & other appropriate medical professionalsReturn to Play ProtocolAcademic Accommodations
9Parent/Athlete Meeting Annual Meeting – prior to each sport seasonAttended by parents, athletes, coachesTopic AreasDefinition of concussionSigns/SymptomsObservable signs by othersTips for PreventionRisks Associated with continued play after a concussionWhat to do if you suspect someone has sustained a concussionCDC 4 step action planAdditional resources for parents, athletes and coachesParent/Guardian Acknowledgment Form
10Cognitive Baseline Testing (Optional) Recommendations:Biannual baseline ImPACT testing of athletes in the following activities:Football, volleyball, wrestling, basketball, soccer, baseball, softball, pole vaulting, cheer, or any other athlete at the request of the athlete’s parent, guardian or coach.Establish baselines using other cognitive tests such as BESS, SAC, etc.At least once in an athlete’s junior high and high school career.
11Biannual Training of ATC’s & Coaches NFHS online education mandated by the IHSAAPrint certificate of completion and keep on fileAthletic Trainers“Heads Up to Clinicians Concussion Training” provided online by the CDC
12Removal from Play Protocol Coaches & non-clinical staffSymptom awarenessEmergency protocolsEvaluation of injury by proper medical professionalsProper communication channelsAthletic Trainers & other appropriate medical providersInjury EvaluationAthlete referral
13Return to Play Protocol Athletic Trainers or other appropriate medical providersConsistent with NFHS rules and Idaho LawGraduated Return to PlayStep 0 – Cognitive RestStep 1 – Light Aerobic ExerciseStep 2 – Moderate ExerciseStep 3 – Non-contact ExerciseStep 4 – PracticeStep 5 – Return to Competition
14Academic Accommodations Proper communication with athlete and athlete’s parents504 Plans if necessaryImplemented when students have a disability (temporary or permanent) that affects their performance in any manner.Environmental adaptations, curriculum modifications, and behavioral strategies.Students recovering from a concussion may need to:Take rest breaks as neededSpend fewer hours at schoolBe given more time to take tests or complete assignmentsReceive help with schoolwork, and/orReduce time spent on the computer, reading, or writing
16ImPACT Testing Program Largest Normative DatasetMeasures player symptomsMeasures verbal and visual memory, processing speed and reaction timeReaction time measured to a 1/100th of a secondCommunity Access – St. Luke’s Testing Program12 schools currently enrolled3000+ baselines
17Additional Resources To find these materials online, please visit: Additional Online ResourcesTo view the Idaho Concussion Law visit:
18Matt Kaiserman Thank You Community Relations Coordinator St. Luke’s Concussion Clinic111 W. State St.Boise, ID 83702p: (208)c: (208)Concussion Clinic: (208)