Reynolds signs bill requiring school concussion rules

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a bill requiring schools to adopt return-to-play rules for students who may have concussions.

Posted: Apr 26, 2018 10:54 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a bill requiring schools to adopt return-to-play rules for students who may have concussions.

The Republican governor signed the bill on Thursday. The new law received bipartisan support from both legislative chambers.

Schools will be required to adopt medical review protocols. Those protocols were first developed in 2013 by the associations that oversee high school athletics in Iowa. Most schools already followed the protocols, but they have been optional until now.

Legal liability will be limited for schools that choose to have a health care provider present at games. The nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency says the law is expected to result in "minimal" costs for schools.

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
45° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 39°
Albert Lea
Clear
46° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 40°
Austin
Clear
46° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 42°
Charles City
Clear
43° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 37°
Rochester
Clear
42° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 36°
Our big warm up starts today with sunny skies
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

TIC cross country

Image

Lourdes narrowly escapes Cotter, advances to state

Image

Austin holds off Lourdes in Section 1A title match

Image

Sportsmanship at its finest

Image

Kavars Trial: Day Three

Image

Infant and pregnancy loss awareness

Image

Kavars takes the stand in animal neglect case

Image

Logan's law is working

Image

MEA Break & college visits

Image

Nelson's Winter Forecast Outlook 2019-2020

Community Events