West Clermont Local School District
Administrative Guidelines
 

2431C - CONCUSSIONS AND HEAD INJURIES

The Athletic Director shall require, on an annual basis, that each coach and coaching volunteer receives and affirms receipt of a copy of the Ohio Department of Healthís concussion information sheet. Building principals shall ensure, on an annual basis, that physical education teachers receive and affirm receipt of the Ohio Department of Healthís concussion information sheet.

The Athletic Director shall require that each student athlete submits Form 2431 F1 and Form 2431 F2 signed by the student and his/her parent or guardian, or by a person having care or charge of the student, affirming that each has received the Ohio Department of Healthís concussion and head injury information sheet. The forms shall be signed and submitted on an annual basis. No student may practice or compete in interscholastic athletics until Form 2431 F1 and Form 2431 F2 are received by the Athletic Director.

Any student practicing for or competing in an interscholastic event who exhibits signs, symptoms, or behaviors consistent with having sustained a concussion or head injury shall be removed from the practice or competition by the studentís coach (and/or the referee serving during the practice or competition). Physical Education teachers shall remove from class participation any student who exhibits signs, symptoms, or behaviors consistent with having sustained a concussion or head injury. The Athletic Director, principal, and/or coach shall notify parents or guardians about the possible concussion or head injury.

Any student who has been removed from class, practice, or competition by a teacher, coach, or referee because s/he has exhibited signs, symptoms, or behaviors consistent with having sustained a concussion or head injury shall not be permitted to return to any class, practice, or competition for which the teacher, coach, or referee is responsible until both of the following occur:

 

A.

The studentís condition is assessed by a physician or other health care provider authorized by the Board, in accordance with requirements set forth in R.C. 3313.539(E)(2), to assess such a student.

   
 

B.

The student receives written clearance that it is safe to return to practice or competition from a physician or other health care provider authorized by the Board, in accordance with requirements set forth in R.C. 3313.539(E)(2), to grant a such a clearance.

R.C. 3313.539

Approved 10/30/13

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