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Nebraska American Legion Baseball Concussion Rule

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Found in the Nebraska American Legion Baseball State Rule Book:


1.09 FIRST AID:

(A) Concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Rule:

Coaches, Managers and Administrators and Tournament Directors:

 - (a) Must obtain a certificate of training from the CDC (http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/Training/HeadsUpConcussion.html). Certification must be done every 2 years.

 - (b) Certificate is due to Department Headquarters no later than June 15th. The certificate is required to be on hand at every Legion baseball game and at all Post Season Tournaments and is an inspectable item by Tournament Directors at the Seeding Meeting.

2. Provide information to all athletes, parents or guardians of an athlete, on the signs and symptoms of a TBI, the risks posed by sustaining a TBI and the actions an athlete should take in response to sustaining a TBI.

3. Remove any athlete suspected of sustaining TBI from participation.

4. Notify the parent or guardian of any player suspected of having sustained TBI.

5. Notify the Department Headquarters utilizing the Umpire Ejection report, specifying date and approximate time of the injury suffered by the athlete, the signs and symptoms of a concussion or brain injury that were observed, and any actions taken to treat the athlete.

6. Any athlete who is reasonably suspected of having a concussion or brain injury, and is removed from athletic activity, will not be allowed to return to play/practice until written clearance to resume participation, signed by a licensed healthcare professional, is provided to Department Headquarters. Further information on the Statute, training and informational handouts can be obtained at http://www.nelegionbaseball.net/links/links.htm

(B) First AID: Each team must provide an adequate First Aid Kit as part of its equipment at all practice sessions and games. Aggressive treatment of open wounds or skin lesions should be followed. In particular, whenever a player suffers a laceration or wound where oozing or bleeding occurs, the practice or game should be stopped at the earliest possible time; and the athlete should leave the field of play and be given appropriate medical treatment. During practice, the athlete should not return to the field of play without containment of the injury. If, during a game, the athlete can be treated without undue delay, play shall be stopped until the athlete has received treatment and is cleared to play. However, if the bleeding requires extensive treatment, a substitute shall replace the injured player.
 
Nebraska Statute 71-9105

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71-9105. City, village, business, or nonprofit organization; duties; participant in athletic activity; actions required; notice to parent or guardian; effect of signature of licensed health care professional.

(1) Any city, village, business, or nonprofit organization that organizes an athletic activity in which the athletes are nineteen years of age or younger and are required to pay a fee to participate in the athletic activity or whose cost to participate in the athletic activity is sponsored by a business or nonprofit organization shall:

(a) Make available training approved by the chief medical officer on how to recognize the symptoms of a concussion or brain injury and how to seek proper medical treatment for a concussion or brain injury to all coaches; and

(b) Provide information on concussions and brain injuries to all coaches and athletes and to a parent or guardian of each athlete that shall include, but need not be limited to:

(i) The signs and symptoms of a concussion;

(ii) The risks posed by sustaining a concussion; and

(iii) The actions an athlete should take in response to sustaining a concussion, including the notification of his or her coaches.

(2)(a) An athlete who participates in an athletic activity under subsection (1) of this section shall be removed from a practice or game when he or she is reasonably suspected of having sustained a concussion or brain injury in such practice or game after observation by a coach or a licensed health care professional. Such athlete shall not be permitted to participate in any supervised athletic activities involving physical exertion, including, but not limited to, practices or games, until the athlete (i) has been evaluated by a licensed health care professional, (ii) has received written and signed clearance to resume participation in athletic activities from the licensed health care professional, and (iii) has submitted the written and signed clearance to resume participation in athletic activities to the city, village, business, or nonprofit organization that organized the athletic activity accompanied by written permission to resume participation from the athlete's parent or guardian.

(b) If an athlete is reasonably suspected after observation of having sustained a concussion or brain injury and is removed from an athletic activity under subdivision (2)(a) of this section, the parent or guardian of the athlete shall be notified by the coach or a representative of the city, village, business, or nonprofit organization that organized the athletic activity of the date and approximate time of the injury suffered by the athlete, the signs and symptoms of a concussion or brain injury that were observed, and any actions taken to treat the athlete.

(c) Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to require any city, village, business, or nonprofit organization to provide for the presence of a licensed health care professional at any practice or game.

(d) The signature of an individual who represents that he or she is a licensed health care professional on a written clearance to resume participation that is provided to a city, village, business, or nonprofit organization shall be deemed to be conclusive and reliable evidence that the individual who signed the clearance is a licensed health care professional. The city, village, business, or nonprofit organization shall not be required to determine or verify the individual's qualifications.
Source:Laws 2011, LB260, § 5. Operative Date: July 1, 2012
 
Concussion Information Links/Info

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Nebraska Revised Statue 71-9105 (Concussions)

http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/laws/statutes.php?statute=71-9105

NFHS Concussion course (must be member of NFHS) (will receive printed Certificate)
http://www.nfhslearn.com/electiveDetail.aspx?courseID=15000

Main page for CDC information on TBI in sports
http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/youth.html

CDC “Heads Up” Course free (will receive printed Certificate)
https://headsup.cdc.gov/ (updated 5/16/17)


Fact Sheet for Parents
http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/pdf/TBI_factsheets_PARENTS-508-a.pdf

Parent/Athlete Concussion Information Sheet
http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/headsup/pdf/Parent_Athlete_Info_Sheet-a.pdf

CDC Concussion Signs and Symptoms Checklist
http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/pdf/TBI_schools_checklist_508-a.pdf

Information Material order forms (Free)
http://wwwn.cdc.gov/pubs/ncipc.aspx#tbi4

Items that can be ordered:
-Concussion: A Must Read for Young Athletes 22-0329
-Concussion in Youth Sports Clipboard Sticker 22-0086
-CONCUSSION IN YOUTH SPORTS, FACT SHEET FOR COACHES 21-1203
-Concussion in Sports (Palm Cards) 99-8814
-Concussion in High School Sports Tool Kit 99-8262
-Concussion in High School Sports" (Clipboard Sticker) 99-8693
-Concussion in High School Sports Ordering Cards 99-9474
-Concussion in High School Sports (Wallet Card) 99-8694
-Concussion in Youth Sports Tool Kit 99-8853
-Concussion in Youth Sports(Magnet) 99-8921
-Concussion in Youth Sports (Poster) 99-8922
-Concussion in Youth Sports, A Fact Sheet for Athletes 99-8850
-Heads Up Parent/Athlete Information Sheet 22-0661
-Concussion in Youth Sports, A Fact Sheet for Parents 99-8852
-Concussion in Youth Sports Ordering Cards 99-9475
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



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