The Commonwealth is dedicated to ensure the safety of student athletes participating in extracurricular school sports. In July 2010 former Governor Patrick signed into law An Act Relative to Safety Regulations for School Athletic Programs.See link below for text of this law.
Chapter 166 directed Mass. Department of Public Health (MDPH) to develop an interscholastic athletic head injury safety program. MDPH developed regulations, Head Injuries and Concussions in Extracurricular Activities 105 CMR 201 to implement this program which were passed in June 2011. See link below for these regulations.
- 105 CMR 201: Head Injuries and Concussions in Extracurricular Athletic Activities
- Presentation on Massachusetts Department of Public Health Regulations 105 CMR 201.000: Head Injuries and Concussions In Extracurricular Athletic Activities
Department of Public Health, Division of Violence and Injury Prevention
This information is provided by the Injury Prevention and Control Program within the Department of Public Health.