ASSEMBLY, No. 1837

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2018 SESSION

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman† PAMELA R. LAMPITT

District 6 (Burlington and Camden)

Assemblyman† DANIEL R. BENSON

District 14 (Mercer and Middlesex)

Assemblywoman† MILA M. JASEY

District 27 (Essex and Morris)

Assemblyman† GORDON M. JOHNSON

District 37 (Bergen)

Assemblywoman† GABRIELA M. MOSQUERA

District 4 (Camden and Gloucester)

Assemblywoman† ELIZABETH MAHER MUOIO

District 15 (Hunterdon and Mercer)

Assemblywoman† NANCY J. PINKIN

District 18 (Middlesex)

Assemblywoman† ANGELICA M. JIMENEZ

District 32 (Bergen and Hudson)

Assemblyman† JOHN DIMAIO

District 23 (Hunterdon, Somerset and Warren)

Assemblyman† BENJIE E. WIMBERLY

District 35 (Bergen and Passaic)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblyman Eustace, Assemblywomen Jones, Tucker, Assemblyman Giblin, Assemblywomen N.Munoz, Chaparro, Caride, Assemblyman Bramnick, Assemblywomen McKnight, B.DeCroce, Assemblyman A.M.Bucco, Assemblywomen Vainieri Huttle, Reynolds-Jackson, Assemblymen Danielsen, Schaer, Assemblywomen DiMaso and Carter

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

†††† Requires public school students with concussion to be evaluated by licensed health care professionals before return to school; requires school districts to provide restrictions or limitations to student as needed.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

†††† As reported by the Assembly Education Committee with technical review.

 


An Act concerning the health of students and supplementing chapter 40 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes.

 

†††† Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

†††† 1.††† a.† A student enrolled in a school district who sustains a concussion shall receive an evaluation by a licensed health care professional and written clearance from the licensed health care professional to return to school.† In the event that the licensed health care professional provides notice that the student requires restrictions or limitations, the school district 504 team as defined in N.J.A.C.6A:8-1.3 shall immediately implement the restrictions or limitations and shall notify all teachers and staff who have contact with students of the restrictions or limitations.† The school districtís 504 team shall promptly identify the manner in which the restrictions or limitations will be provided to the student during recovery and the need for the continuation or adjustment of the restrictions or limitations, and to determine the duration of the restrictions or limitations.

†††† b.††† A student enrolled in a school district who sustains a concussion is prohibited from engaging in any physical activity at school including, but not limited to, recess or physical education, and shall not participate in any physical activity at school until the student is evaluated by a licensed health care professional and receives written clearance from the licensed health care professional to participate in physical activity.

†††† c.††† As used in this section, "licensed health care professional" means a health care provider whose scope of practice includes the ability to diagnose and treat concussion.

 

†††† 2.††† This act shall take effect immediately.