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    Information for Medical Providers

    Health Care Providers: You play a vital role in diagnosing and managing a student athlete’s concussion or head injury and ensuring a safe return to play.

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    Information for Parents and Students

    Parents and Student Athletes: Pivotal partners in ensuring a safe return to school sports after a concussion.

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    Information for Schools, School Staff, Coaches, Athletic Trainers and Volunteers

    For school staff, coaches, athletic trainers and nurses: Find out how.

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    Statewide Sports Concussion Initiative: Law, Regulations and Required Forms

    Massachusetts has taken steps to make youth sports safer for student athletes.

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Health care professionals may describe a concussion as a “mild” brain injury because usually concussions are not life-threatening. Even so, their effects can be serious. Recognition and proper response to concussions when they first occur can help prevent further injury or even death. In response to legislation on sports-related head injuries in 2010, the Department of Public Health developed regulations that were promulgated in 2011 and apply to all public middle high schools and other schools subject to the rules of the Mass. Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) with extracurricular sports for grades 6-12. This website provides details and information about the regulations, trainings, required forms for schools and clinicians and model policies for schools and other important information.

Information for Schools, School Staff, Coaches, Athletic Trainers and Volunteers


Information for Parents and Students


Information for Medical Providers


Statewide Sports Concussion Initiative: Law, Regulations and Required Forms


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This information is provided by the Injury Prevention and Control Program within the Department of Public Health.