Concussion bill passes Senate committee

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A bill dealing with when students can return to both athletics and the classroom after suffering a concussion passed a Senate committee Tuesday.

Sen. Kwame Raoul, D-Chicago, announced amendments for Senate Bill 7 before the committee meeting, including a “return to learn” policy as well as sideline protocols for dealing with concussions. The bill would require students of all ages to be cleared by doctors to fully return to both academics and athletics. Schools must also have a preparedness plan for dealing with concussions in place for each venue. The bill passed without opposition by a 14-0 vote.

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