ASSEMBLY, No. 2655
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 1, 2018
Assemblywoman PAMELA R. LAMPITT
District 6 (Burlington and Camden)
Assemblyman Schaer and Assemblywoman DiMaso
Allows other licensed healthcare providers trained in evaluation and management of concussions in addition to physicians to provide written clearance for student-athlete return to competition.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
As reported by the Assembly Education Committee on October 18, 2018, with amendments.
An Act concerning student-athlete head injuries and amending P.L.2010, c.94.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. Section 4 of P.L.2010, c.94 (C.18A:40-41.4) is amended to read as follows:
4. A student who participates in an interscholastic sports program, intramural sports program, or cheerleading program and who sustains or is suspected of having sustained a concussion or other head injury while engaged in a competition or practice shall be immediately removed from the competition or practice. A student-athlete or cheerleader who is removed from competition or practice shall not participate in further sports or cheerleading activity until he is evaluated by a physician or other licensed healthcare provider trained in the evaluation and management of concussions, and receives written clearance from a physician or other licensed healthcare provider 1[trained in the evaluation and management of concussions] whose scope of practice includes the ability to diagnose and treat a concussion1 to return to competition or practice.
(cf: P.L.2017, c.105, s.2)
2. This act shall take effect immediately.