TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WFLX) -
Legislation requiring a doctor's approval before a student athlete can re-enter a game after
a head injury is headed to the governor. Thursday, the Florida Senate unanimous passed the bill.
Its purpose is to keep kids who suffer a concussion from risking more serious injuries like brain
State Senator Anitere Flores sof Miami ays the bill gives added protection to student
athletes. "If there is even a suspicion of a concussion, that child has to be taken out of the game or
practice right away and they can only come back into the game once they've received medical
clearance from a doctor," Florers said.
The Florida High School Athletic Association adopted similar rules last year.