A Parent’s Guide to Concussion in Sports
A concussion is a brain injury which results in a temporary disruption of normal brain function. A concussion occurs when the brain is violently rocked back and forth or twisted inside the skull as a result of a blow to the head or body. An athlete does not have to lose consciousness (“knockedout”) to suffer a concussion.
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Ohio State Law, as well as NFHS rules and OHSAA policy, require a student who exhibits signs, symptoms or behaviors associated with a concussion to be removed from a practice or contest and not permitted to reenter practice or competition on the same day as the removal.
Authorization to Reenter
OHSAA Concussion Report
State Law, NFHS Rules and OHSAA policy require a student who exhibits signs, symptoms or behaviors associated with concussion to be removed from a contest and not permitted to reenter competition that same day. This form shall serve to document that a student has been removed from a contest in accordance with State Law, NFHS and OHSAA rules due to exhibiting signs, symptoms and/or behaviors consistent with a concussion. The contest official must complete this form and forward it to the OHSAA within 48 hours after the conclusion of the contest. It is recommended that the official keep a copy of this report. In addition, if required by NFHS rule, an appropriate entry shall be made in the scorebook or other document as prescribed.