Making sure student athletes get proper care after sustaining concussions or other head injuries is the aim of legislation sponsored by Senator Bill Brady and approved May 17 by a unanimous vote of the Illinois Senate.

House Bill 200 requires local school boards to adopt a policy regarding student athlete concussions and head injuries that is in compliance with the Illinois High School Association. The IHSA requires student athletes to receive permission of a licensed health professional before being allowed to play the sport again.

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