Introduced by Rep. Thomas Hooker R-Byron Center on May 29, 2012
To require the Department of Community Health to develop educational materials educating athletes about the nature and risk of concussions, and establish criteria and mandated procedures for removing an athlete from participation due to a suspected concussion. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on May 29, 2012
Reported in the House on September 13, 2012
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on September 19, 2012
To merge the bill's provisions with those of Senate Bill 1122.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on September 19, 2012
To require coaches or other adults in charge to remove a student or young athlete from participation in a sports activity due to a suspected concussion until clearance is received from an "appropriate health professional." The bill would also require schools and youth sports associations to distribute specified educational materials about the nature and risk of concussion and head injury to coaches, young athletes and parents, and require parents and athletes to sign a statement indicating they have received and read them. The bill would not apply to the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA), which has separate concussion guidelines.
Received in the Senate on September 20, 2012
Referred to the Senate on September 20, 2012
Substitute offered in the Senate on September 25, 2012
To adopt a version that makes the Michigan High School Athletic Association exemption more explicit.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 25, 2012