State laws aimed at curbing an alarming rise in concussions among student athletes appear to be working.

Source: US News and World Report

State laws aimed at curbing an alarming rise in concussions among student athletes appear to be working.

Since 2014, all 50 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws to protect young athletes against traumatic brain injury (TBI). Washington state was the first in 2009.

Most of the laws require athletes with suspected concussions to stop playing until a doctor clears them to return. Coaches, players and parents must also receive yearly education about concussion.

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