New Ohio Law Requires Additional Concussion Awareness Training for Coaches - Concussion Training Release For Radio (with sound)
Release date: 4/26/2013
More than 16,000 coaches will be required to have concussion training before they can receive their three-year pupil activity permit as House Bill 143, voted into law (ORC 3707.52) in December of 2012, becomes effective today.
Department of Education Spokesperson John Charlton explains why.
Sound Bite: It is important that the adults who are directly involved with the coaching and teaching of students are familiar with the symptoms of a concussion so they can recognize when a child is injured and get them the help and provided the protection they need.”
Pupil activity permits are required for all individuals who are directing, supervising or coaching a program in the schools of Ohio involving athletics, routine or regular physical activity, or health and safety considerations, whether it is done on a paid or volunteer basis.
Beginning April 26, anyone applying for a new or renewal pupil activity (coaching) permit must complete specific training on recognizing the signs and symptoms of concussions and head injuries as well as brain injury management.
For more information about obtaining a pupil activity permit visit the Department of Education website at www.education.ohio.gov.